BBC reporter interrupted by Chelsea security while reading out apology statement to sexual abuse victim

The Premier League club released the statement earlier today

BBC reporter interrupted by Chelsea security while reading out apology statement to sexual abuse victim

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A member of security interrupted a TV reporter while they were reading out an apology statement from the Chelsea football club, to a sexual abuse victim. 

BBC reporter Sophie Long was reading out the statement during a bulletin this evening from outside Stamford Bridge, when the member of security staff walked over and intruded on her report.

You can watch the footage here:

The Premier League club released a statement today, in which they apologised to Gary Johnson for the sexual abuse he suffered at the club during the 1970s.

The statement reads:

"Everyone at Chelsea Football Club has been profoundly shocked by news of historical child sex abuse across British football and our heart goes out to all the victims.

"We pay tribute to the enormous courage of the people who have spoken out about the horrific abuse which they endured, including former Chelsea player Gary Johnson.

"We recognise that to do so, after carrying the burden of those events for so long, must have been an extremely difficult thing to do.

"It is clear that Gary Johnson suffered unacceptably while in our employment in the 1970s for which the club apologises profusely.

"If further evidence is uncovered we will ensure that we help victims in any way we can.

"We certainly have no desire to hide any historic abuse we uncover from view. Quite the opposite.

"Chelsea today is a very different club than it was in the 1970s.

"We are fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children and young people who are in our care or attending our premises."