Group Wants Eniola Aluko’s Racism Investigation Reopened


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An Anti-racism group, Kick It Out has called on the Football Association to reopen the claim of racism filed by Chelsea striker, Eniola Aluko against England’s football head coach, Mark Sampson.

Aluko had revealed Sampson made a racist comment about her family in Nigeria being infected with the ebola virus. Since she reported him, the star who has 102 England caps has not been called on by the head coach.

BBC reports the FA has insisted the timing of this was purely coincidental as the review was confidential and anonymous.

But Aluko, 30, claims she suffered “victimisation as a result of me reporting discrimination”.

She then launched a grievance procedure, which included allegations of racism against Sampson.

Last year, a three-month independent investigation by barrister Katharine Newton did not uphold any of Aluko’s complaints and cleared Sampson and the FA of any wrongdoing.

Aluko, however, has claimed the independent investigation – and a previous FA inquiry – were “flawed”. And in Monday’s BBC interview, she revealed the FA was aware of another allegation of racism but had never launched a formal investigation into the claim.

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