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Bundesliga chief: We won't play matches abroad

Seifert doesn't want to upset fans of Bundesliga clubs. Credit: PA

Bundesliga chief executive Christian Seifert insists the German league would not contemplate staging matches abroad out of concern for supporters after the prospect of playing Premier League matches overseas arose again.

Chairmen of the English top-flight clubs discussed the plans at their most recent meeting, and - although no firm plans have yet been drawn up - the belief of those club chairmen is that they could cash in on interest overseas.

I think it's a creative idea, I'm not sure it would work with FIFA. We have a completely different approach about our idea of German football.

For the financial side it would be maybe a good idea to play a matchday all over the world, but for the supporters who are visiting 34 games of that club, no matter if it's snow or rain or wind or whatever and they're travelling.

And on that game that has the impact that the team is going to be relegated and they cannot be there, because it's in Thailand - I think this would not be an approach for the Bundesliga.

– Bundesliga chief executive Christian Seifert


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 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 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.

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."

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.

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."

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