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Chelsea disgusted with racial attack on Reece James


Chelsea, have condemned the racial abuse directed towards English defender, Reece James, via social media on Friday.

The right-back became the latest Premier League player to be subjected to racial slurs from irate fans, following previous attacks on Manchester United duo, Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial, as well as, West Brom’s Romaine Sawyers.

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In a statement on the club’s official website, Chelsea revealed that “Everyone … is disgusted with the racist abuse Reece James received on social media on Friday evening.”

The statement added that the club “finds racism and all forms of discriminatory behaviour completely unacceptable. We totally condemn it.

“In sport, as in wider society, we must create a social media environment where hateful and discriminatory actions are as unacceptable online as they would be on the street.

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“We add our voice to those urging social media platforms and regulatory authorities to take stronger, more effective and more urgent action against this despicable behaviour.”

Calling for change, the club demanded that “something needs to change [on the issue of racism] and it needs to change now.

Recall that the Premier League also released an official statement on Friday as it condemned the attacks on Martial, Tuanzebe, Sawyers as well as their family with the club joining the train.

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