[UK] Kick It Out statement update
Thursday 17 Oct 2013
Kick It Out has issued an update after The Football Association (FA) released a statement from its Chairman Greg Dyke regarding 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, is pleased that The Football Association (FA) has investigated this matter swiftly and issued its findings immediately.
"If there has been no complaint on the back of the investigation then the matter can only be deemed as concluded.
"Kick It Out acts on behalf of the football community at large and when an allegation of a racist or discriminatory nature is made, it's the organisation's role to follow this up."
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