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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