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Chelsea decided to pay damages to four alleged racist victims

Mon 07 February 2022 | 15:10

The Blues and the quartet have reached a settlement which was not at the court, after civil claims were submitted against Chelsea.

Chelsea

have decided to pay damages to four ex-players that were allegedly victims of “racist bullying” in the 1990s.

There was a pre-trial hearing scheduled to happen at the High Court in London on Monday but the Blues settled the issue with the quartet’s legal team out of court.

After issuing an apology back in 2017, Chelsea decided to settle the matter with the alleged victims before the court date after British charity Barnardo’s revealed the historic abuse.

A Chelsea spokesperson has stated on the conclusion of the case:

"The club is pleased that we have been able to conclude a settlement of these claims without any further litigation.

"We will continue to offer support to the former players concerned through our dedicated Player Support Service."

The trial date was set to start on March 7 to address the issue of racial abuse and assault by coaches.

62 witnesses, including ex-players and staff from the Ken Bates’ ownership era at Chelsea were going to be present in court. However, the issue has been dealt with now as those four players will get six-figure settlement sums.

The Blues are going to establish a programme to back the racist abuse victims.


source: SportMob

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