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FA chairman: Scudamore emails 'totally inappropriate'

Chairman Greg Dyke said the Football Association is still of the view that the leaked Richard Scudamore sexism emails are "totally inappropriate," but no action will be taken.

Greg Dyke speaking at an event last week
Greg Dyke speaking at an event last week Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mr Dyke reiterated in a statement that the FA had "made it clear that Mr Scudamore was not an employee of the Football Association."

The FA chairman also said that he had been reassured the Premier League's decision to back Mr Scudamore had "followed proper process" and came after a "thorough investigation."

Scudamore's PA: Decision 'kick in the teeth for women'

The former personal assistant to Richard Scudamore has written an article in which she calls the Premier League's decision to back their boss a "kick in the teeth for women."

Rani Abraham leaked emails from the Premier League chief executive containing sexist conversations about female colleagues.

Writing in a column for The Guardian, Miss Abraham said she felt "there's been a real injustice, that they're not taking any notice of what he did."

Rani Abraham talks to Good Morning Britain about Richard Scudamore's emails
Rani Abraham is afraid the Premier League's handling of the Scudamore case will send out the wrong message Credit: Good Morning Britain / ITV

She also raised her fears that "maybe the Premier League's decision will send out another signal entirely and bosses will think: 'If Richard Scudamore can get away with it, so could I'."

The Premier League chief executive has apologised for his remarks.

Read: FA equality panel to discuss Scudamore emails

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Minister: Culture in some key sports 'tolerates sexism'

Treasury minister Andrea Leadsom has said that there is a culture within some key sports which "tolerates sexism".

Responding to criticism of Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore over leaked emails, she told ITV News: "I haven't looked at apparently some of the more salacious emails, but I do think there is a culture, particularly in some of the key sports, that does perhaps tolerate sexism."

She added: "I think it is incredibly unfortunate, because we can all take a joke, but actually it's very important that women are seen as colleagues and equals and encouraged to the best they can do."

"It depends. When does a joke become something that is actually harmful and humiliating for woman? I can't really comment in this particular case, but personally I would like to see men in particular respecting their colleagues as equals whether they are men or women."

Read: FA equality panel to discuss Scudamore sexism slurs

FA equality panel to discuss Scudamore emails

A Football Association equality panel will meet later today to discuss the leaked emails from Premier League chief exec Richard Scudamore.

Yesterday the Premier League investigation said there would be no further action and no further disciplinary action over the emails.

Read: 'No further action' over Scudamore emails

The advisory board, chaired by independent member Heather Rabbatts will look into the emails and the Premier League's handling of the case.

Yesterday David Cameron added his voice to the row, saying he did not think a minister would survive the scandal.

I don't think they would. I have to be careful what I say because I haven't seen these specific emails, but...we have to set and keep high standards in politics.

I have tried to enforce that in my own party. I haven't actually seen the emails myself but obviously people should treat everybody else with respect.

More: Cameron: Scudamore comments 'unacceptable'

Scudamore has 'done a fantastic job' as Chief Exec

Richard Scudamore has "done a fantastic job" at the Premier League, prior to the scandal caused by leaked sexist emails, former Manchester United footballer Dwight Yorke said.

Speaking before an official statement from the Premier League said Scudamore would face no further action, Yorke said the League Chief Executive had made an "elementary mistake."

More: Whistleblower 'felt humiliated' by Scudamore emails

Racism and sexism 'should not be in football'

Les Ferdinand has said that racism and sexism have no place in football.

Speaking to ITV News after a series of emails containing sexist comments from Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore were leaked, the former England international said;

"We talk about racism, we talk about sexism - and all these things shouldn't be in football."

Ferdinand was speaking before the Premier League ruled that Scudamore wouldn't face any further action for the emails.

More: 'No climate of disrespect for women' at Premier League

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'No climate of disrespect for women' at Premier League

File photo dated 26/10/2013 of Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

An Investigation into the conduct of Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore has found "no climate of disrespect of women in the workplace," an official statement has said.

"Responses from many women in employment at the Premier League, and extensive consultations with others, establish that there is no climate of disrespect of women in the workplace." The statement said.

More: Whistleblower 'felt humiliated' by Scudamore emails

'No further action' over Scudamore emails

The Premier League has ruled that "no further disciplinary action is required or justified" for Richard Scudamore after a series of leaked emails revealed sexist slurs.

In a statement to the media, the Chairman of the Premier League said that the Clubs had accepted the Chief Executive's "sincere" apology and "accepted his undertaking to take active steps to prevent a recurrence."

"In these circumstances and in the light of a previously unblemished record over 15 years of service to the Premier League, the Clubs resolved unanimously that no further disciplinary action is required or justified." The statement said.

David Cameron: Scudamore comments 'unacceptable'

Prime Minister David Cameron has supported the view of his sports minister that Richard Scudamore's comments were "unacceptable", but said that it was for the Premier League to decide his future.

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "Helen Grant...was right to say what she did, I have clearly associated the Prime Minister directly with those remarks.

"But in terms of staffing decisions at the Premier League, it's for the Premier League."

More: Scudamore's sexist emails 'reflect a wider culture'

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