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Helen Grant blasts Premier League chief over sexist emails

CRITIC: Helen Grant (PA)

SPORTS MINISTER Helen Grant has criticised under-fire Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore over the sexist emails he sent in a private capacity.

The controversial correspondence was leaked to the Sunday Mirror by a former employee who worked for the football boss.

Grant, who was made sports minister earlier this year, said: “I found the content of those emails completely unacceptable and very disappointing.”

She added that the offensive emails were damaging “particularly at a time when there is so much good work and progress being made promoting women's sport”.

Scudamore has been widely criticised and so too has the FA for not carrying out any action against the Premier League chief.

FA chairman Greg Dyke absolved the game’s governing body from any responsibility over the emails, and added: “We note the reported comments of Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore at the weekend, and his subsequent apology. This remains a matter for the Premier League to consider.

“The FA remains wholly committed to promoting diversity and will continue to work on challenging discrimination and developing future women leaders.”

Others have gone further than Grant and called on Scudamore to consider his position at the Premier League, with women’s rights groups heavily critical of the chief executive.

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