Chelsea bring in Barnardo’s to investigate claims of racism by coaches

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• Charity writes to players who have alleged racism in 1980s and 90s
• Professional counselling on offer to the complainants
• Coaches Gwyn Williams and Graham Rix have denied wrongdoing

Barnardo’s, Britain’s largest children’s charity, has been brought in by Chelsea to oversee an independent investigation into the allegations of racism that have left the club facing the possibility of widespread legal action.

Chelsea have commissioned the inquiry after receiving legal claims, initially from three former youth-team footballers from the 1990s, alleging that Gwyn Williams and Graham Rix, subjected young black players to explicit racial abuse.

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