Two former Chelsea youth players have claimed to have been racially abused by coaches when they were as young as 12.
Two coaches - Gwyn Williams and Graham Rix - were accused by a number of former Blues prospects of being racially abusive during the 1980s and 1990s,
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Chelsea published a statement in August in which they admitted that they had learned of compelling evidence to suggest that the coaches were racist towards the young players, and now two of those affected players have spoken to BBC's Victoria Derbyshire to reveal the extent of the abuse.
The first - given the pseudonym Anthony - said:
The second player - known as Kieran - added: "I was coming in [to training] scared to make a mistake.
"I haven't heard anything from anybody [at Chelsea].