Chelsea have been left hugely unimpressed with abuse suffered by club doctor Eva Carneiro…
Chelsea have spoken out in defence of their club doctor, Eva Carneiro, requesting opposition supporters to show more respect for the job she does, and to stop their sexist abuse.
According to the Daily Mail, Carneiro has been the victim of a number of foul-mouthed chants from fans, with Manchester United and Manchester City both now under investigation.
A spokesman for the club told reporters: “The issue of equality is one we take extremely seriously and we abhor discrimination in all its forms, including sexism. Such behaviour is unacceptable and we want it eradicated from the game.”
Minister for Sport Helen Grant is also backing a social media drive from Women in Football, who are launching their anti-sexism campaign on Friday.
They have contacted all 92 Premier League clubs and asking them to champion female members of staff in their matchday programmes ahead of International Women’s Day on Sunday.
She said: “It is absolutely right that we champion and celebrate women who work in the football industry and play vital roles in making the game the success that it is.
“I want more women to get involved in football across the board and to see it as a great industry to work in. Sexism, in any shape or form, should not be tolerated so I applaud this push to encourage people to report any incidents of sexist abuse and for the promotion of inclusivity across football.”