PFA Statement: Chelsea Football Club

Chelsea

We welcome the Independent report released by Chelsea Football Club today relating to matters of historic sexual abuse and historic racist bullying. We commend the transparency of the report and note the commitment by Chelsea Football Club to fully comply with all recommendations.

As a club they have not shied away from accepting responsibility for these issues notwithstanding the fact that they took place under a previous regime.

Safeguarding in the football industry has moved on considerably since the time featured in this report and strong measures are now in place to ensure that safeguarding is integral to the operation of professional clubs. We at the PFA have worked closely with the club and have supported survivors of both of these forms of abuse and will continue to do so.

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