For­mer Chelsea doc­tor re­veals death threats

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For­mer Chelsea team doc­tor Eva Carneiro re­ceived death threats fol­low­ing her de­par­ture from the club last year, she re­vealed in a news­pa­per in­ter­view pub­lished yes­ter­day. “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 Daily Tele­graph. “They (the abusers) just seem to be face­less cow­ards and they should be an­swer­able to leg­is­la­tion.” Carneiro, 43, left Chelsea in Septem­ber 2015 af­ter be­ing pub­licly crit­i­cised by then man­ager Jose Mour­inho for go­ing onto the pitch to treat a player dur­ing a home game against Swansea City. Ear­lier this year she set­tled a con­struc­tive dis­missal case with Chelsea, who apol­o­gised “un­re­servedly” over her treat­ment, and she also reached a dis­crim­i­na­tion set­tle­ment with Mour­inho. Carneiro, who now works at her own clinic in Lon­don, feels not enough is be­ing done to erad­i­cate sex­ism in foot­ball. “I think sex­ism is the least chal­lenged form of dis­crim­i­na­tion.” she said. “Anti-Semitic and other racist com­ments are widely con­demned and I don’t think that is the case (with sex­ism) and it begs the ques­tion what that leaves room for be­hind the scenes. —AFP

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