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Shadow sports minister adds to pressure on ‘incapable’ FA over Eni Aluko affair | Football


Amid growing calls for urgent reform of the FA in the wake of the Eni Aluko affair, Labour has declared it has “lost confidence” in the leadership of English football’s governing body and called for decisive action.

The criticism came as FA board members prepared to conduct an emergency conference-call on Thursday to discuss the futures of the under-fire triumvirate Greg Clarke, Martin Glenn and Dan Ashworth.

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP, the shadow sport minister, joined Kick it Out, Gary Lineker and the sport minister Tracey Crouch in demanding the FA heeds the lessons from a furore that finally ended with the 102-cap England player Aluko being vindicated in parliament on Wednesday.

“It is clear the leadership of the Football Association is incapable of dealing with allegations of bullying and racism,” Allin-Khan told the Guardian. “After hearing the evidence and the lack of accountability shown, I have lost confidence in the FA’s leadership team. The senior leadership…

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