England Women’s manager Mark Sampson was recently accused of offensive remark to one of his unnamed players.
It was striker Eni Aluko who filed the complaint against Sampson on behalf of the anonymous co-player. Aluko claimed that manager had asked one of her mixed-race teammate of how many times the player had been in trouble and arrested by the police.
The 30-year-old complainant said, “This comment about the player was made with derogatory, racial and prejudicial connotations.
“It was also a defamatory, untrue statement given that the player has never been arrested and MS’s comment indicates an assumption (subconscious or conscious) that being mixed race from London suggests a criminal record with the police.”
She added too that the statement of Welsh coach has made the victim feel extremely uncomfortable.
The Football Association responded to this and immediately called for an investigation. However, the governing body said that no evidence of wrongdoings has been found after authority examined the incident and allegation.
Since filing the complaint, Chelsea forward Aluko has not been picked for a major tournament and said, “I am surprised? Not at all. It wasn’t a surprised I wasn’t in the squad. In fact I knew that I wouldn’t be.”
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