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With regard to the article published today on The Athletic website the CST have issued the following statement.

“The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust has a proud history of representing all Chelsea supporters, irrespective of their race, religion or sexual identity. The comments in question, which were expressed by a board member in a private communication, do not represent the position of the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust and the board does not condone them.

“The board operates on the principle of collective responsibility. Board members are expected to demonstrate a high standard of personal conduct. This includes putting aside personal opinions in order to represent the views of the Trust’s membership, and Chelsea supporters more generally. The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust will work with external partners, such as the Football Supporters Association, to consider whether further action is appropriate.”