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England’s Chelsea soccer club launched an investigation into claims that Israeli player Yossi Benayoun was the target of anti-Semitic slurs over the weekend made by the team’s own supporters.

Benayoun, 32, was reportedly met with anti-Semitic taunts and chants from a section of the Chelsea fans when he came on as a substitute during the match against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Benayoun took to Twitter on Monday saying that, "sometimes people are crossing the limit. And I'm sure the club will sort it".

Chelsea officials reportedly told the player that the club would discipline any supporters found guilty of perpetrating racial abuse.

The Israeli soccer player joined Chelsea in June 2010 on a three-year deal and is expected to leave when his contract ends this summer, according to reports.