Sexism Row: English FA Director Adds to Pressure on EPL Chief

EPL chief executive Richard Scudamore has been silent since issuing an apology after sings of sexism were revealed in a series of email leaks.

updated: June 23, 2014 16:32 IST
  • Total Shares

London: English Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore should consider his position after the leak of emails that showed evidence of a "closed culture of sexism" within the organization, a Football Association director said on Saturday.

Pressure has been mounting on Scudamore since the disparaging exchanges with a lawyer were published by a British newspaper last Sunday, although the FA said it would not take disciplinary action. But now independent FA board member Heather Rabbatts has become the most high-profile figure to speak out against the executive considered to be English football's most powerful figure.

Rabbatts said she wants to ensure the national game is seen as being open to women, who must feel confident "the leaders of football are accountable."

Show Full Article
  • Football
  • English Premier League