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August 6th 2019

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Lawyers welcome Barnardo’s report into non-recent racial abuse allegations at Chelsea Football Club

Vicky Richardson

Vicky Richardson

Senior Litigation Executive, Civil Liberties

Lawyers welcome Barnardo’s report into non-recent racial abuse allegations at Chelsea Football Club

Following the publication of an independent review into non-recent racial abuse allegations at Chelsea Football Club today, Vicky Richardson, of Hudgell Solicitors, said:

Following the publication of an independent review into non-recent racial abuse allegations at Chelsea Football Club today, Vicky Richardson, of Hudgell Solicitors, said:

“We welcome the publication of this review, and in particular its conclusion that the failure to protect young children at the club from racist behaviour was ‘as wrong in the 1980s and 1990s as it is today.

‘The review has quite rightly, in our opinion, reflected that racial abuse which was taking place within the wider community and on the terraces at the time was no excuse for what was described as having happened within the club.

“The report says that such abuse was not experienced by players at other clubs and that there was an environment at Chelsea ‘conducive to racially abusive remarks being made routinely’, as a lack of structures and safeguarding arrangements led to an environment where those in positions of power could easily abuse their positions.

“It is clear from this review that life at this football club will have been made very difficult for many young footballers in the 1980s and 90s. We feel it has been important that this report has made it completely clear that this was never acceptable.

“We are still digesting the full details of the report and recommendations with our clients, who were each youth players at Chelsea during these times, and await further instruction from them.

“We certainly welcome the apology issued today by Chelsea Football Club who have quite rightly also praised and thanked those who have come forward and given their accounts to this review with bravery and dignity.”

Hudgell Solicitors will be making no further comment at this stage.

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