Emma Hayes has revealed Lauren James ‘is not in a great place’ after receiving racist abuse on social media and compared the forward’s treatment to that of David Beckham after his red card during the 1998 men’s World Cup. ‘If I was in her position, I’d be thinking there is racial profiling going on,’ the Chelsea manager said. ‘It reminds me very much of David Beckham in many ways. When he got red carded at the [1998] World Cup. The treatment of Lauren is sometimes very similar.’

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