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02nd Oct 2015

Eva Carneiro rips in to the FA in statement following Chelsea exit


Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro has spoken out for the first time since leaving the Stamford Bridge club.

After the handling of the case by the Football Association was criticised by FA board member Heather Rabbatts, Carneiro says in her statement that the organisation had “chosen to ignore” some of the evidence in the case.

Carneiro adds that the FA failed to act when she was subjected to sexist abuse from West Ham supporters during last season.

The statement follows comments from FA chairman Greg Dyke criticising Jose Mourinho’s behaviour towards Carneiro following an incident in the Premier League match against Swansea City.


The statement reads:

‘I was surprised to learn that the FA was allegedly investigating the incident of 8 August via the press. I was at no stage requested by the FA to make a statement. I wonder whether this might be the only formal investigation in this country where the evidence of the individuals involved in the incident was not considered relevant. Choosing to ignore some of the evidence will surely influence the outcome of the findings.

Last season I had a similar experience at a game at West Ham FC [sic], where I was subject to verbal abuse. Following complaints by the public, the FA produced a communication to the press saying there had been no sexist chanting during this game. At no time was I approached for a statement despite the fact that vile unacceptable, sexually explicit abuse was clearly heard.’