Watch: Racist Mob Takes Over Subway Train, Won’t Let Black People Get On (VIDEO)

Today, we get a disturbing visual reminder that despite interracial progress, the world still has a long way to go before the scourge of racism is finally put to rest.

In Paris attending a soccer match, a group of English fans packed the city’s subway trains while making their way to the stadium. Sadly, despite being guests in the city, the group took it upon themselves to behave with a shameful lack of class.

A video reportedly taken at the Richelieu-Drouot subway station in Paris shows the Chelsea fans packed into several of the train’s cars. When a black man carrying a suitcase tries to hop on, the group forcefully throws him off the train. When he tries to get back on, several members of the mob block the entrance, pushing him. Crowds gathered around the train look on in bafflement.

Things only got uglier from there. The group spontaneously bursts into a chant in English saying “We’re racists, we’re racists and that’s the way we like it.” (Even more disturbing? Every member of the group knew the words as if they had sung it before.)

An older black woman who missed the earlier confrontation tries to board, only to be blocked by several more members of the group. Another black woman already on the train quickly exits, although it’s unclear if she was forced to leave or simply felt threatened by the racist mob and chose to flee to safety. By this point it’s clear that the group plans on blocking any minorities they see from riding the subway.

The scene was so disgraceful that it actually led to the fans’ team publicly condemning them. A spokesperson for the organization told that “such behavior is abhorrent and has no place in football or society.”

The team also said that if the group is identified, they have a particularly sweet punishment in mind: A lifetime ban on tickets to see their cherished team.

“We will support any criminal action against those involved in such behaviour and, should evidence point to the involvement of Chelsea season ticket holders or members, the club will take the strongest possible action against them, including banning orders.”

Kudos to Chelsea for standing up to their most disgusting fans.