Former Chelsea doctor Eva Caneiro has revealed that she received death threats after leaving the club in 2015 which unsurprisingly left her shaken.
After a very public and well-documented fallout with Jose Mourinho, the 43-year-old settled her case against the club this past summer to put an end to the saga.
Carneiro was publicly criticised by the former Chelsea boss after going onto the pitch during a clash between the Blues and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge to attend to Eden Hazard at a critical point in the game.
However, despite reaching a settlement with Chelsea and Mourinho in court, the online abuse continued and she has revealed the extent to which it went.
“Even though I don’t have a presence on social media — I think I have made one post ever in my life — some of the threats of sexual violence and death threats make it through,” she told The Telegraph.
“They [the abusers] just seem to be faceless cowards and they should be answerable to legislation.”
Carneiro went on to add that not enough is being done to combat sexism in football and it needs to be taken more seriously, but it remains to be seen what steps are taken in the near future to act on it.
After leaving Chelsea and finally drawing a line under the manner in which she departed, Carneiro now works at her own clinic on Harley Street in London and will want to put the incident and what followed firmly behind her and continue with her career in the medical field.