Report: Graham Rix, Gwyn Williams accused of racism, bullying at Chelsea - football




Report: Graham Rix, Gwyn Williams accused of racism, bullying at Chelsea

Report: Graham Rix, Gwyn Williams accused of racism, bullying at Chelsea



by Carlo Campo 50m ago

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Warning: Story contains coarse language
Graham Rix, a former youth-team coach and caretaker manager at Chelsea, is reportedly under the spotlight with Gwyn Williams.
Rix and Williams are accused of racism and bullying while at Chelsea, as three of the Blues’ former youth-team footballers launched legal claims against the club after allegations its black players were subjected to horrific racism, reports the Guardian’s Daniel Taylor. Physical attacks are apparently part of the allegations, including one instance when Rix threw a cup of hot coffee in the face of a young prospect.
Taylor reports Chelsea submitted the evidence to the Football Association and launched its own inquiry as police decided against taking any action. The Blues released a statement reading: “We take allegations of this nature extremely seriously. We are absolutely determined to do the right thing, to fully support those affected, assist the authorities, and support their investigations.” The allegations date back to the 1990s, when Rix was the youth-team coach at Chelsea. Williams worked at Stamford Bridge for more than a quarter-century. They were members of the backroom staff as Glenn Hoddle, Ruud Gullit, and Gianluca Vialli established the Blues as one of the more glamorous clubs in the United Kingdom.
Below is a list of the allegations:

Black players in the youth team being treated “like a race of fucking dogs.”
Rix shouting at a player who was showering “that if his heart was as big as his cock, he would be a great player that ran more,” followed by saying the player should be “the only person in the whole stadium to be able to enjoy the 40-degree heat,” as “blacks were always winning the long-distance Olympic events in the heat, if they weren’t chucking spears.”
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