Paul Elliott resigns from FA

The FA has accepted the resignation of Paul Elliott from all roles representing the organisation. The FA states the action follows a conversation in which discriminatory abusive comments were made to former Charlton Athletic player Richard Rufus.

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Elliot: 'I regret using derogatory term'

Paul Elliott released a statement via Kick It Out explaining his decision.

Earlier this week, a former friend and business colleague made public an SMS text message I sent him, in which I used a term which is widely known as being derogatory to my own community.

I regret using it; it is inappropriate and not part of my everyday vocabulary.

As an advocate of high standards of public behaviour, and integrity in public life, I know the use of this word sends out mixed messages and contradicts my position as a Kick It Out trustee.

I will continue to be active in other projects in what I believe to be a true and just cause.

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FA: Paul Elliott resigns over abusive comments

The FA has accepted the resignation of Paul Elliott from all roles representing the organisation, it has announced.

It follows a conversation in which discriminatory abusive comments were allegedly made to former Charlton Athletic player Richard Rufus.

Paul Elliott has resigned from the Football Association. Credit: Press Association

Elliott has resigned from his roles with The FA, as a member of the Association's Judicial Panel and as a nominated member of UEFA committees.

He has also left his role at Kick It Out.

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