The Athletic: Chelsea fighting civil claims of "racially abusive behaviour"

11 June 2020

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Photo: PA Images A number of former players claim their experiences at the Chelsea left them with long-term psychological damage.

The club are facing a three-week trial at the High Court in March 2022 and have appointed the legal firm which defended the Roman Catholic Church and Crewe Alexandra.

A number of former players claim their experiences at the club left them with long-term psychological damage.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Chelsea are fighting civil claims of "racially abusive behaviour", according to the Athletic, and have been taken to the High Court by former players who claim their experiences with the club in the 1980s and 1990s left them with long-term psychological damage.

The case relates to an independent inquiry which concluded Chelsea's former chief scout Gwyn Williams had subjected black youth-team players as young as 12 years old to racist abuse. 

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