BREAKING NEWS: FA apologise over remarks to Eniola Aluko - FCNaija

International Edition By: Ambrose Udeme | 18/10/2017


The FA have apologised to Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence after new evidence showed sacked England's women's boss Mark Sampson made remarks which were "discriminatory on the grounds of race".

An independent barrister ruled Sampson made unacceptable "ill-judged attempts at humour" on two occasions, to Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence, according to BBC Sports.

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Katharine Newton said despite this, she did not believe he is racist. She also concluded that Aluko was not subjected to "a course of bullying".

Newton's initial report had cleared Sampson, but the new evidence led to her investigation being resumed. And a report of the reopened investigation was released as FA bosses and Aluko faced a parliamentary inquiry on Wednesday.

Sampson was sacked as England women's boss last month after evidence of "inappropriate and unacceptable" behaviour with female players in a previous role.

He had earlier been cleared of wrongdoing by an internal inquiry, and Newton's initial report, following discrimination allegations made by England players, including Chelsea striker Aluko. The 34-year old coach said his conscience was clear, and denied being a racist.