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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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