Anorak | Chelsea: Jon Fearn is the real victim of sexism

Chelsea: Jon Fearn is the real victim of sexism

by | 15th, August 2015

Eva Carneiro


It’s sexism, isn’t. The row between Jose Mourinho and his medical team is all about sex and gender. It’s Jose Mourinho v Dr Eva Carneiro. No one spares a thought for Jon Fearn, the domestic-reared male who works as the Chelsea physio. When he and Dr Carneiro dashed onto the Stamford Bridge turf to treat the stricken Eden Hazard, the journalisomobile noticed only Mourinho jittering on the sidelines and Dr Eva looking astonishing female.

The Daily Mail , for instance, ever keen to support a sports woman in time of crisis (See “Are Jessica Enis’s shorts too short?”), has focused exclusively on Carneiro:

Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro has strong case for suing club after Jose Mourinho spat, says top employment lawyer…

Jose Mourinho and Eva Carneiro: Where does Chelsea manager’s latest row rank in coach’s long list of controversial incidents?…

Jose Mourinho stands firm at Chelsea and won’t reinstate Eva Carneiro… but she may sue and wants apology from manager…

Eva Carneiro has been banned from Chelsea matches and training after running on to treat Eden Hazard… but who is the doctor who angered Jose… Mourinho?

Jose Mourinho’s behaviour towards Eva Carneiro was poor… medical staff have to do their jobs, says Graeme Le Saux…

Eva Carneiro is BANNED from Chelsea matches and training after angering Jose Mourinho by rushing onto the pitch to treat ‘tired’ player…

What Jon Fearn looks like also remains largely a mystery to newspaper readers:


Dr Eva naked



Looking for Jon, we go to the offical Cheslea website. Under “Other management staff medical and fitness” we see:


jon fearn chelsea


The staff roster runs:

Eva Carneiro

First team doctor and assistant medical director. A sports medicine specialist who previously worked at the British Olympic Medical Institute and with England Women’s Football and UK Athletics. Joined Chelsea in February 2009.

Jason Palmer

Head physiotherapist

Thierry Laurent

Rehabilitation co-ordinator and joint head physiotherapist. A specialist in rehabilitation working with a first-team focus. Came from the French national team in 2005.

Jon Fearn

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