Chelsea Owner, Roman Abramovich, has expressed his concern over the racist abuse suffered by one of his players, Reece James.
James and Chelsea revealed over the weekend that he had faced racist abuse on social media.
James received abusive messages on social media on Friday. He took screenshots of the messages and posted them on his Instagram account.
Chelsea then expressed their “disgust” in a statement.
Abramovich has now taken the significant step of sending a letter to the players, pledging additional funding for Chelsea’s anti-racism efforts.
As reported by the Daily Mail, he wrote: “I am appalled by the racist abuse targeted at Reece on social media.
“Racism has no place in our club nor in our society. Our club is committed to fighting racism, antisemitism, and all forms of discrimination.”
Abramovich, who is Jewish, added: “It shocks me that only days after we commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day, we as a society do not seem to have learned the lessons of our shared past and the consequences that hate and discrimination can have.”