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FA chairman Greg Clarke blasted by MPs for calling institutional racism ‘fluff’ at football discrimination hearing

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FA chairman Greg Clarke was today blasted by MPs for describing institutional racism as “fluff” as he gave evidence on discrimination in football.

Mr Clarke and three other FA chiefs appeared in front of a parliamentary committee after new evidence found ex-England women’s manager Mark Sampson made racial remarks to two players.

The footballing body apologised to striker Eniola Aluko and midfielder Drew Spence for Sampson’s “ill-judged attempts at humour” which were “discriminatory on the grounds of race”.

But speaking to a committee of MPs meeting on Wednesday to discuss the report into football racism and bullying, Mr Clarke found himself in hot water again.



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