[UK] Kick It Out statement on Roy Hodgson comments
Thursday 17 Oct 2013
Kick It Out has released the following statement with regards to reports concerning comments made by England manager Roy Hodgson in the dressing room during the half-time interval of Tuesday’s (15 October) World Cup qualifying match against Poland at Wembley Stadium:
"Kick It Out, football's equality and inclusion campaign, recognises and shares the concerns of the parties who felt mindful to bring the comments into the public domain.
"The matter has been raised by the Chair, Lord Herman Ouseley, directly with The Football Association (FA), who acknowledges the apology made by Roy Hodgson, and now seeks an investigation to ascertain the full facts and ensure a similar situation does not arise again."
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