FA’s Greg Clarke under further pressure after John Amaechi’s equality claims

• Clarke allegedly said he would not risk ‘getting fucking fired for equality’
• Amaechi is one of Britain’s highest-profile openly gay sportsmen

Greg Clarke’s position as chairman of the Football Association is set to come under further scrutiny after it was alleged he told John Amaechi, one of Britain’s highest-profile openly gay sportsmen, that he would not risk “getting fucking fired for equality”.

Clarke is already in hot water over the FA’s handling of allegations of discrimination made by Eni Aluko. At a parliamentary hearing this week, which exposed deep flaws in the way the organisation investigated the former England Women’s manager Mark Sampson, Clarke dismissed the idea of institutional racism as “fluff”, although he swiftly attempted to retract his words.

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• Clarke allegedly said he would not risk ‘getting fucking fired for equality’• Amaechi is one of Britain’s highest-profile openly gay sportsmenGreg Clarke’s position as chairman of the Football Association is set to come under further scrutiny after it was alleged he told John Amaechi, one of Britain’s highest-profile openly gay sportsmen, that he would not risk “getting fucking fired for equality”.Clarke is already in hot water over the FA’s handling of allegations of discrimination made by Eni Aluko. At a parliamentary hearing this week, which exposed deep flaws in the way the organisation investigated the former England Women’s manager Mark Sampson, Clarke dismissed the idea of institutional racism as “fluff”, although he swiftly attempted to retract his words. Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/20/fa-greg-clarke-john-amaechi-equality-claims

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