FA look to problem verdict labelling John Yems 'not consciously racist'


FURIOUS FA chiefs wish to problem the findings that disgraced former Crawley boss John Yems was “not consciously racist” when he verbally abused gamers.

The Wembley excessive command was surprised on the findings of a three-man unbiased panel and is now looking for authorized recommendation on whether or not they can demand a brand new tribunal sits to contemplate extending his 17-month ban.


John Yems has been banned for 17 monthsCredit score: Rex

The fee — together with former Sheffield United striker Tony Agana — imposed the ban after Yems admitted one cost and was discovered responsible of 11 different counts of racist abuse in the direction of his gamers.

Yems was discovered to have used “offensive, racist and Islamophobic” language as “banter”, together with joking {that a} Muslim participant was a terrorist.

The panel agreed that “Mr Yems simply paid no regard to the distress which his misplaced jocularity was causing”.

However regardless of that, it “accepted that Mr Yems is not a conscious racist”.

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FA chief govt Mark Bullingham stated: “We’ve been clear that we’re sad with the sanction and a few of the parts of the judgment.

“We’re looking into our legal options now. I can’t say any more than that.”

The fee discovering brought on outrage, with ex- England striker Ian Wright amongst these voicing anger on the FA and the panel.

Wright stated: “This man’s phrases and actions compelled younger gamers out of his membership.

“Who cares how he felt about it? He destroyed their dreams. The message this ruling sends is disgraceful.”

Anti-racism group Kick It Out added the findings have been “very hard to understand” and that the sanction was “a slap in the face to the victims of the discriminatory abuse detailed in the report”.

The FA, which pushed for a two-year ban, confirmed its unhappiness in a press release declaring it had introduced 16 prices in opposition to Yems, 12 of which have been “upheld or admitted”.

A spokesperson added: “We had requested an extended ban.

“Based on the evidence presented to the commission, we don’t agree the panel should have found that this was not a case of conscious racism.”

However the FA, which believes it legally can not problem the language used within the findings, is uncertain if it has the suitable to demand a brand new listening to over Yems’ sentence.

Crawley sacked John Yems after amid a racism scandal


Crawley sacked John Yems after amid a racism scandalCredit score: AFP

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