Chelsea FC owner, Roman Abramovich, has come out to speak against racism following the discriminating messages jeered at club defender, Reece James on Instagram last week.
The Russian billionaire, who sent a statement to team members after the incident, also highlighted his intentions of providing the necessary support to fight against racism.
“Racism has no place in our club nor in our society. Our club is committed to fighting racism, antisemitism and all forms of discrimination.
“I want you to know that as players you have my and the club’s absolute support,” the letter read in part.
“I have therefore directed the board to further increase the club’s efforts in this area and I will personally direct more funds towards this important work. We will be setting out our actions as a club in the coming days.
“I want Chelsea Football Club to do more to challenge discrimination at our club, in our communities and in the world around us.
“Rest assured that we will play a leading role in this vital work and demonstrate that football is a sport that is open to all,” he stated.