Greg Dyke: FA is 'too white and too male'

FA Chairman Greg Dyke has warned that his own organisation "overwhelmingly male and overwhelmingly white" and if it doesn't change it is in danger of becoming irrelevant.

Greg Dyke has warned that the FA must change or it is in danger of being irrelevant. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive

In a pre-recorded video message to the Football Supporters Federation he said: "If you look at who's supporting, who's playing, football and then you look at the FA Council - it doesn't represent them."

He added: "It's still overwhelmingly male, overwhelmingly white in a world that isn't overwhelmingly male and white and somehow that has to be changed."

The FA Council is made up of around 120 members from both the professional and amateur circles of the game and are responsible for helping to make policy decisions for the organisation.

Dyke said: "We've got to look at how we involve the population of 21st century England and the mix it's got. If we just carry on like this - old, white males - we're going to be increasingly irrelevant."