Cardiff have called for League Managers' Association (LMA) chief executive Richard Bevan to resign following his organisation's defence of Malky Mackay's use of racist texts as "friendly banter".
The Welsh club accused the LMA being "complicit in the attempt to conceal these messages" and claimed it had "strongly encouraged and advised Mr Moody and Mr Mackay to deal with the issue directly with the FA".
A statement on the club's website said:
We also point out that the LMA members have a ‘Code of Conduct’ incorporated into their managerial contracts. One of the requirements is 'A Manager shall not use racist or other discriminatory language. A Manager’s behaviour should demonstrate to Players and other employees under his control that discrimination in any form is unacceptable.'
We therefore find it entirely reprehensible that the LMA should itself put out a statement which seeks to dismiss deeply offensive racist comments as 'friendly banter'.
If that is the view held by the LMA, as appears from its statement, we consider that Richard Bevan’s position is untenable and we call for his resignation.
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