"We have always asked clubs to be swift and proactive when dealing with incidents of discrimination.

"Last night, Chelsea FC did exactly that when presented with evidence of racist chanting aimed at Mo Salah by some of their fans in a bar before the match in Prague.

"The club not only condemned the behaviour, but identified some of the alleged perpetrators and stopped them from getting into the match they had presumably spent a lot of money to go to.

"Liverpool FC backed Chelsea in a strongly-worded statement of their own.

"We support both clubs on the stance they have taken and welcome their unequivocal message that bigotry and hatred has no place in football.

"We hope other clubs will follow Chelsea and Liverpool's impressive lead."