[UK] Paul Elliott CBE resigns as Kick It Out trustee
Saturday 23 Feb 2013
Today Paul Elliott CBE has resigned from his position as a Kick It Out trustee.
He has released the following statement to clarify this decision:
“Earlier this week, a former friend and business colleague, made public a SMS text message I sent him, in which I used a term which is widely known as being derogatory to my own community.
“I regret using it; it is inappropriate and not part of my everyday vocabulary. As an advocate of high-standards of public behaviour, and integrity in public life, I know the use of this word sends out mixed messages and contradicts my position as a Kick It Out trustee.
“I will continue to be active in other projects in what I believe to be a true and just cause.”
Kick It Out extends its thanks to Paul for the key role he has played over the past 20 years, through his distinguished unpaid work, loyalty and devotion in helping the campaign in all areas of its work. His commitment to the aims and objectives of Kick It Out has inspired others everywhere.
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