Sports minister urges FA to learn lessons after Mark Sampson affair

Sports minister Tracey Crouch has described the Football Association’s handling of the crisis surrounding ex-England women’s team manager Mark Sampson as a “sorry saga”.

Four senior FA officials were grilled by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee on Wednesday, with MPs later suggesting they should all be considering their positions.

Crouch did not go that far, but, in a statement, she said: “I hope the FA learns lessons from this whole sorry saga to ensure that all in the sport and the wider public have faith in their processes and procedures.

“We have been clear that we expect world leading standards of governance from all our national sports governing bodies. This is why, alongside Sport England and UK Sport, we have drawn up a new code for sports governance that all publicly funded sports bodies, including the FA, must adhere to.”

Source: By PA Sport Staff


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