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FA backs down and pays Eni Aluko
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The Football Association has paid Eni Aluko the £40,000 it was withholding after a dispute over a tweet she sent in August about ex-England women’s team manager Mark Sampson.
It is understood that the money was paid soon after Aluko appeared before a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee http://www.authenticbullssite.com/WOMENS-LAURI-MARKKANEN-JERSEY.html hearing on the FA’s handling of her 2016 complaint against Sampson.
The FA objected to a tweet she sent in August after news of her dispute with Sampson, who she had accused of bullying and racism, became public knowledge.
She wrote: “At least we now know the FA’s stance on derogatory racial remarks by an England manager. Ignore, deny, endorse. In that order.”
Speaking to the panel of MPs last week, Aluko said she was contacted by FA chief executive Martin Glenn and told that the tweet was a breach of their June agreement not to defame each other.
In a move she described as “bordering on blackmail”, the England and Chelsea star said Trent Murphy Jersey Glenn told her she would get the second half of the £80,000 settlement if she agreed to write a statement which cleared the FA of institutional racism.
Glenn, who also appeared before the DCMS committee, later disputed this claim but admitted the FA and its legal advisers considered Aluko’s tweet to be a breach of their deal and something she should correct.
Brokered by the Professional Womens Trent Murphy Jersey Footballers’ Association, the settlement was compensation for loss of future earnings.
Having scored 33 goals in 102 appearances for her country, Aluko was dropped by the Welshman in May 2016 http://www.officialauthenticsteelershop.com/WOMENS-DONNIE-SHELL-JERSEY.html and has not played for England since, despite being the top scorer in the Women’s Super League.
An internal FA investigation cleared Sampson of Aluko’s claims last Womens Trent Murphy Jersey October, before an independent barrister reviewed the case and came to the same conclusion this February.
Despite these findings, the FA agreed to settle Aluko’s complaint rather than risk a tribunal and it was mutually decided she would receive the money in two instalments: the first to be paid before this summer’s European Championships, which saw Aluko work as a pundit for Channel 4, and the second after Womens Trent Murphy Jersey the tournament.
Any claim the FA had to the moral high ground in the dispute, however, was completely lost when the independent barrister reopened her investigation in September and revised http://www.49ersofficialonlineshop.com/5-bradley-pinion-super-bowl-jersey.html her findings to say Sampson did make racist remarks to Aluko in 2014 and team-mate Drew Spence in 2015.