LONDON (AP) — Chelsea will pay compensation to four former youth-team players over historical racist abuse at the London club, preventing the need for a harrowing court case. The four men sued Chelsea to seek damages for personal injury and loss over claims they were “subjected to a barrage of disgracefully offensive racist abuse” from two members of the youth coaching staff in the 1990s when the club was under a previous ownership. It was alleged in court documents that one coach “would accompany that verbal abuse with physical assaults of a sexual nature”. They will receive six-figure payments from Chelsea.
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