Eva Carneiro statement in full: Former Chelsea doctor breaks silence amid Jose Mourinho feud

Carneiro has hit out at the FA over its handling of the case

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Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carniero broke her silence today amid her row with Jose Mourinho. Here is her statement in full:

"I was surprised to learn that the FA was allegedly investigating the incident of 8th of 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, 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.

 

"It is incidents such as these and the lack of support from the football authorities that make it so difficult for women in the game.

"I admire what Heather Rabbatts has done and thank her and friends and colleagues who have supported me at this very difficult time."

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