Co-founder and chair of Women in football organistation Anna Kessel is convcined, that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho owes an apology to dr. Eva Carneiro.
According to the latest information, dr Carneiro is now set to take legal action against the club after being axed from Chelsea’s bench.
Mourinho criticised her and head physio Jon Fearn for unnecessary treating Eden Hazard on the pitch during the match against Swansea on August 8.
While co-founder and chair of Women in football organistation Anna Kessel has backed Carneiro’s decision to quit and sue the club.
Kessel told BBC Five Live:
“Doctor Carneiro did nothing wrong. She should have been straight back at work, with an apology from Mourinho and the whole thing would have blown over very quickly.”
“It’s quite obvious (why she made this decision to leave). Doctor Carneiro fulfilled her duties that day. Had she followed Mourinho’s advice and not treated Eden Hazard, she would have been in breach of general medical guidelines. She did the right thing.”
“She was subsequently demoted by the club and her position became untenable. How many of us could go back to a lesser job with hugely reduced duties having done nothing wrong and with no apology from the club, no retraction or acknowledgement that a huge error had been made by Mr Mourinho?”
“Anyone in her situation would take legal advice when given a demotion through no apparent mistake.”
“Doctor Carneiro has always kept a very low profile, she is extremely professional.
“I don’t think she’s enjoying this process at all. She has been hounded by the paparazzi. It’s been very unfair the level of exposure that she has come across.”
“It has been unclear (if Carneiro would be reinstalled in original position). Chelsea haven’t put out a statement explaining what the future of Doctor Carneiro’s career was meant to be and I think that’s part of the problem.”
“I think there are additional layers to the fact she is a woman, she has had salacious stories written about her and was the subject of a lot of sexist abuse from opposition fans last season.”
“So it is now disappointing that Chelsea are not backing their own employee when they defended her last season.”
“We very much hope she has a future in the game and that is our concern. She is one of the senior women working in the game, she is a huge role model and receives many letters from girls and women who want to be like her and be a doctor.”