A brief report on BBC breakfast earlier this morning (Tue 12/09) described anti-semetic chanting by some home fans at Chelsea linked to their recent signing of an ex Tottenham player. (Chelsea is not the only club with similar examples of this illegal behaviour). The diificulty in first identyfying offenders and doubts around whether the police would be in a position to bring prosecutions were included in the brief report. I tried searching for the story on the BBC website and couldn't find it anywhere.
Last month much attention was focused on the Notting Hiil Carnival and the widespread use of surveillance and face recognition by the Met Police. I'm guessing that the ability to identify suspects among a few thousand seated spectators and to bring successful prosecutions would be somewhat easier and quicker when compared to surveilling moving crowds of around 1 million people across the streets? As far as I'm aware Premier League clubs are committed to the Kick It Out Campaign. How involved and committed are the Met Police in supporting footbal clubs in fighting hate crimes?