[UK] Kick It Out statement on independent FA commission findings
Friday 5 Oct 2012
Kick It Out has released the following statement after the findings by an independent FA commission on the John Terry case were released today:
“The written reasons are welcomed and acknowledge some important consequences of this episode, namely the trauma caused to the Ferdinand family. It’s a period that has polarised the game, undermined the good work being done at all levels, and it must never be allowed to happen again.
“We note the rationale for the outcome and there is still a right to appeal, which we respect. In addition, any sanction by Chelsea, as Mr Terry’s employer, is subject to the club’s own internal disciplinary procedures.
“The words used are completely unacceptable, irrespective of how many times they were levelled. As campaigners we remain committed to the strongest action being taken against discrimination and supporting victims of it.”
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“There is always the opportunity to push onwards and upwards. It’s all about perseverance, and when the opportunity comes, continuing to apply yourself.”
Neil Taylor, Swansea City and Wales