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English Football Association to conduct cultural review after racism controversy

The governing body apologized last week after England women's team players Eni Aluko and Drew Spence were found to be the target of racially offensive jokes by since-fired coach Mark Sampson.

Published: 26th October 2017 06:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th October 2017 06:46 PM   |  A+A-

Footballer Eniola Aluko answers questions in front of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee at Portcullis House in Westminster, London, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. | AP

By Associated Press

LONDON: The English Football Association says it will conduct a "full cultural review" to improve inclusivity after a racism scandal.

The governing body apologized last week after England women's team players Eni Aluko and Drew Spence were found to be the target of racially offensive jokes by since-fired coach Mark Sampson.

FA chairman Greg Clarke says "this issue arose because we did not have the right whistleblowing or grievance procedures."

Addressing an FA Council meeting, Clarke added "that is why we will conduct a full cultural review" at the base for England teams "with a focus on improving its inclusivity and our collective care for players."

Clarke says "we have lost the trust of the public" and adds there is a need "to win back the trust of our country."



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