Chelsea have appealed for opposition supporters to stop abusing club doctor Eva Carneiro during matches. Both Manchester United and Manchester City fans have been slammed for their treatment of Carneiro, and according to CaughtOffside the Blues want action to be taken.
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.”
Helen Grant, the current Minister for Sport, has backed Chelsea, as well as campaign group Women in Football, who are launching a social media drive promoting anti-sexism on Friday.
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.”