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Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro settles dismissal case

By Nina Massey

Chelsea Football Club apologised "unreservedly" to ex-first team doctor Eva Carneiro as it reached a settlement with her over constructive dismissal claims - but Jose Mourinho failed to follow the club's lead, instead merely thanking her for her services.

Dr Carneiro brought the claim at an employment tribunal, accusing Mourinho of victimisation and discrimination. She was due to begin giving evidence on Tuesday, but a settlement was agreed after Mourinho made a surprise appearance at the hearing in Croydon.

Chelsea said in a statement that it wished to apologise for the circumstances leading to her leaving the club, adding: "We wish to place on record that in running on to the pitch Dr Carneiro was following both the rules of the game and fulfilling her responsibility to the players as a doctor, putting their safety first."

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