Ex-Chelsea youth players 'endured racism from age 12'

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From Louis Lee Ray and Jim Reed
BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme
Two Chelsea childhood players also have told BBC News that they were subjected to racist abuse by a former assistant supervisor.
One said that in age 12 - on his first experience with Gwyn Williams - remarks were made by the coach about his features.
Williams had known him racist names, asked him if he had been"robbing older grannies", and said it had been a"rarity" that he went to school.
Williams denies all allegations.
The two players were talking out for the very first time because Chelsea released a report at August into the scandal.
Neither of them gave evidence to the inquiry, which found that the young black players were exposed to"a daily tirade of racial abuse" in the 1980s and 1990s.
Williams, the former academy director, was called the"instigator" of racial abuse at the club.
Anthony - not his name - told the Victoria Derbyshire of the BBC programme that he was subjected to racist abuse.
"I remember the very first time that I met [Gwyn Williams] he explained how big my lips were, how big my nose was."
He said Williams had made a racially charged comment about how big his penis.
"And that was my first experience. I was 12 years old"
Another player, Kieran - not his real name - stated Williams regularly referred to him using racist language.
"I was coming [to instruction ] afraid to make a mistake," he explained.
"Even on the pitch it influenced me because I couldn't relax. I had been thinking if I really have a bad match everyone will say'you shameful that this' or'you shameful '."
Williams joined Chelsea in 1979 and rose leaving the club in 2006.
His lawyer wrote to Chelsea denying"any and all" allegations of racism.
He maintained the extracts of this report shown that they were"biased, untrue, unfair and artificial".
The analysis, written by the charity Barnardo's and commissioned by Chelsea, heard evidence of a racist atmosphere.
The report also looked into allegations against another Chelsea coach - former England international Graham Rix.
It found while he"might be competitive and bullying", about the evidence presented to them was not racially abusive.
Anthony and Kieran stated because it had been paid for by Chelsea they didn't provide evidence to the question and they had concerns about its independence.
However they both told BBC News they'd discovered Rix use terminology that was racist.
Anthony said Rix asked him if he had gone and had sex with"some of our white women" at the weekend.
"I thought,'I have had enough of this', and I said,'Yeah, I'd'," Anthony told the BBC.
"And then he said,'If that was my daughter I would lynch you'."
Rix was detained for sexually attacking a girl, six months, working and being falsified by Chelsea on his launch.
He went on to handle clubs such as Portsmouth and Heart of Midlothian.
Rix's lawyer gave an announcement to the Barnardo's inspection, denying that he was a bully, aggressive or racist.
The attorney told BBC News Rix refused Kieran's along with Anthony allegations.
He added both the FA and the Disclosure and Barring Service [DBS] had investigated and not placed any limitations.
Chelsea have apologised for the"deeply shocking behavior" described at the Barnardo's report.
It said:"Barnardo's reviewers concluded that the various accounts given of severe racially abusive behaviour towards young players historically were plausible.
"As a club we wish to apologise to all players that experienced this deeply shocking behavior.
"We're performing, and can continue to do, everything we can to ensure that all many boys, girls, people who play for this team - and indeed anyone who works for or using all the club - will not have to survive the horrible experiences which these young players endured."
The two ex-players stated it had felt impossible to report their allegations.
They said Chelsea had no safeguarding policy in place and there had been no official to switch to with a complaint.
"I didn't want to make trouble for my parents in any way, shape or form," Anthony added.
Kieran and anthony accuse the club of attempting to minimise publicity by releasing the findings about precisely the exact same day as a separate research into sexual abuse by a different coach.
They said they now wanted a complete apology but had not been contacted by Chelsea since the publication of the accounts.
"I have not heard anything from anybody [in Chelsea]," said Anthony.
"So, is that just a PR exercise? Are they sincerely sorry and going to acknowledge what happened?
"They need to talk to individuals, not just put a generic announcement "
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