Chelsea have appointed ‘external review team’ to investigate allegations of toxic culture at the club

Chelsea have appointed 'external review team' to investigate allegations of toxic culture at the club

An investigative report from the New York Times revealed a sad situation in Chelsea’s marketing department with claims of a “failed” work environment, a toxic culture characterized by “sadness, fear and dread,” and mental health concerns for many. has done. 50 or so people in the department. The Times interviewed “nearly a dozen” current and former employees, and the report accused marketing director Gary Twelvetree of bullying and abusing his employees.

Twelvetree, a former executive director of Visa, was hired in 2017, and has propelled Chelsea (essential) into the digital space like the disgusting 5th Stand app. According to his LinkedIn profile page, he is currently employed at Chelsea but was “unavailable for comment” for reports.

Chelsea responded to the Times, revealing that an “external review team” had been appointed to look into these allegations in March, shortly after the suicide death of beloved former Chelsea TV producer Richard Bignell in January, which was released back in September. After returning he was fired. from medical leave.

While we can’t undo the past, Chelsea’s new ownership group is strongly committed to rooting out and fixing these issues, so hopefully that’s exactly what happens.

“The new board of the club believes strongly in a workplace environment and corporate culture that empowers its employees and ensures they feel safe, included, valued and trusted. To create an environment in line with our values ​​the new owners Preliminary steps have been taken by

“Our hearts go out to the entire family of Richard. His colleagues at the club and throughout the football community are deeply felt by his passing.

“The club has appointed an external review team to investigate the allegations made under the previous ownership. Upon learning of the circumstances, the new ownership has been actively reached out to Richard’s family through their attorneys.”

-Chelsea statement; Source: @tariqpanja