Mark Sampson charged by FA after ‘saying Stevenage should not sign player as he was Nigerian’ in ANOTHER racism storm

The Sun Sports 3 weeks ago

MARK SAMPSON has been charged by the FA after reportedly saying Stevenage should not a sign player because he was Nigerian in ANOTHER racism storm.

The Stevenage caretaker manager, 37, is said to have been reported after a conversation regarding possible transfer targets on September’s deadline day.

Mark Sampson has been charged by the FA over an alleged racist comment

The Daily Mail claim former England Women’s boss Sampson refused to consider signing a player due to their race.

Sampson has until December 6 to respond to the FA charge.

An FA statement read: “Mark Sampson has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3.

“It is alleged that a comment made by the Stevenage FC caretaker manager breached FA Rule E3(1) as it was improper and/or abusive and/or insulting.

“It is further alleged that the comment also constitutes an ‘aggravated breach’, which is defined in FA Rule E3(2), as it referenced ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race and/or nationality.

“He has until 6 December 2019 to provide a response to the charge.”

The allegations came to light in September, with Sampson strongly denying the claims.

The Welshman said: “The allegation is untrue and there are four independent witnesses who can confirm that’s the case.”

Stevenage revealed they had finalised their own internal investigation and found “no substance” to the complaint.

A source at the club told the Mail they’d given the complainant the chance to appeal but chose instead to speak to the FA.

This is not the first time Sampson has been embroiled in a race scandal.

In 2014, then-Lionesses star Eni Aluko claimed Sampson told her to make sure her family – from Nigeria – didn’t bring Ebola to London, ahead of England’s friendly with Germany.

Another former England Women’s star, Drew Spence, complained saying Sampson had asked if she had been arrested before.

Sampson was also embroiled in a racism scandal involving Eni Aluko in 2014

Sampson was cleared by the FA following two separate investigations but was sacked in September 2017 over “clear evidence of inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour”.

But after a third investigation was undertaken in 2017, it was ruled that while Sampson was “not racist on the balance of probabilities” his comments “were discriminatory on the grounds of race”.

It later emerged the former Lionesses boss was being investigated at the time of his sacking for threatening a female match official with a metal pole during a game.

Earlier this year, Sampson received a “significant” settlement after he launched a claim over unfair dismissal.

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