– FA Chairman David Bernstein
I wish to thank Paul for his dedicated and unstinting work, particularly in the area of anti-racism. I am saddened by this turn of events and it is with regret that we accept Paul's resignation.
However, the use of discriminatory language is unacceptable regardless of its context and in effect has made Paul's position untenable.
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.