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."
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