FA left in turmoil by fresh Aluko revelations

FA left in turmoil by fresh Aluko revelations

FA left in turmoil by fresh Aluko revelations

Newton's initial report had cleared Sampson, but the new evidence led to her investigation being resumed.

"In her final report, Katharine Newton concluded that, on two separate occasions, Mark Sampson made ill-judged attempts at humour, which, as a matter of law, were discriminatory on grounds of race within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010".

Aluko, who has been capped 102 times for England, has not played since making her claims previous year. Katharine Newton did however conclude that Mark Sampson was not racist.

In a damning submission, Aluko also alleged that England goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall spoke to her in a fake Caribbean accent.

Aluko had claimed that Sampson had told her to be careful her Nigerian relatives did not bring the Ebola virus with them when they came to watch a game at Wembley.

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Following widespread media coverage of the story, both Aluko and Spence agreed to talk to Newton and share their messages, and Newton was also able to speak to six other players who were in the room when Sampson made the comment to Spence, who is of mixed race, about her "being arrested before". A fresh investigation into the conduct of fired national women's soccer team coach Mark Sampson found that he directed discriminatory comments at players Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence, the English Football Association said Wednesday.

Only now has a barrister considered new evidence about Sampson's conduct toward England internationals Aluko and Drew Spence, with the details being released ahead of a parliamentary hearing.

She said she was "astonished" at an email from FA chairman Greg Clarke, in reply to a document about the incident from the PFA, which read: "I've no idea why you are sending me this".

"If I'd jumped to a conclusions halfway through this process - "there's no problem here, nothing's been found, whatever", you have to look at the end what is established". But it was the opposite.

She had told MPs: "A male player with 102 caps, Wayne Rooney, if they were to send a complaint like that, would he respond like that?"

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The Football Association was plunged into a fresh crisis today after the England women's striker Eni Aluko accused it of making an attempt "bordering on blackmail" to make her say the organisation was not institutionally racist.

"I had one meeting with Martin Glenn, and he effectively suggested that if I wrote a favourable statement saying that the FA are not institutionally racist, that they would think about releasing that money".

But perhaps the most bruising exchange was when Glenn claimed an interview he gave to The Guardian last month, in which he said he picked Newton to do the review because she is black, was an "embellishment" because he was exhausted after a long day. I categorically refused to write any statement. It's not for me to come up with that determination. Having done so, I conclude that they should.

"For Martin Glenn to say I should say that in order to get a payment I was contractually agreed to is appalling".

But Sampson was sacked on September 20 over safeguarding allegations made against him in 2014 when he was at Bristol Academy.

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