Chelsea News: Hudson-Odoi Counseled After Racial Abuse

Chelsea News: Hudson-Odoi Counseled After Racial Abuse

Callum Hudson-odoi/Daily Mail

Teenage winger Callum Hudson-Odoi after being subjected to racial abuse twice between 11 days, Chelsea have offered to counsel the youngster.

Concise News learnt the 18-year old was abused during the Chelsea’s Europa League win at Dynamo Kiev on 14 March and also suffered another during England’s 5-1 win against Montenegro in the Europa League qualifier on Monday.

England boss Gareth Southgate has also been in touch with the player.

After the Montenegro win, which was Hudson-Odoi’s full England debut, the winger described the abuse – also targeting Danny Rose and Raheem Sterling – as “unacceptable”.

The youngster is understood to be faring well since then but will be offered a range of support if he needs it.

However, the European football governing body, Uefa has its investigation on the alleged racial abuse chant against the Ghanaian-born sensation.

UEFA said “disciplinary proceedings” had been opened against Montenegro with one charge for “racist behaviour”.

Hudson-Odoi said after the Euro 2020 qualifier: “When you are hearing stuff like that from the fans, it is not right and it is unacceptable. Hopefully, Uefa deals with it properly.

“When I and Rosey went over there, they were saying ‘ooh aa’ monkey stuff – we just have to keep our heads and keep a strong mentality.”

England boss Gareth Southgate said: “We have to make sure our players feel supported, they know the dressing room is there and we as a group of staff are there for them.”

Chelsea is next in action at Cardiff City on Sunday as the Premier League returns after the international break.

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Gabriel Alabi is a graduate of the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism. He is a sport enthusiast who loves to read and write. He is also witty and very intelligent.

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