Chelsea hyperlink arms to unite with NWSL gamers over sexual misconduct allegations

Chelsea’s squad and training group joined arms earlier than kick-off on Sunday

Chelsea gamers and employees joined arms earlier than their recreation towards Leicester on Sunday in a show of solidarity with gamers within the US who’ve made sexual misconduct allegations towards a coach.

On Wednesday, NWSL gamers halted matches in their very own shows of unity.

A earlier spherical of video games within the league was suspended, whereas league commissioner Lisa Baird resigned.

Earlier this week Portland Thorns, who Riley beforehand managed, introduced normal supervisor Gavin Wilkinson had been positioned on administrative go away.

The Thorns beforehand apologised for his or her lack of transparency after receiving a grievance about Riley in 2015.

The NWSL, US Soccer and world soccer governing physique Fifa are to conduct separate investigations into the allegations.

Shows of unity are anticipated throughout the Ladies’s Tremendous League on Sunday, after gamers from Liverpool and Sheffield United linked arms earlier than their Ladies’s Championship match on Saturday.

Whereas Chelsea’s squad and training group joined arms earlier than kick-off on Sunday, Leicester opted to applaud the gesture.

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