FA take no action against Malky Mackay & Iain Moody over alleged racist, homophobic & sexist texts [Tweets]

Shocking. Absolutely shocking from the FA!

News has broken on Thursday lunchtime that the Football Association have decided not to punish former Cardiff staff members Malky Mackay and Iain Moody over alleged racist, homophobic and sexist texts.

The messages were racist, sexist, anti-gay and antisemitic, and they lead to Moody’s resignation as the sporting director at Crystal Palace.

The League Managers Association, after originally labelling Malky Mackay’s texts as “friendly banter”, later apologised and stated:

The LMA apologises for some of its wording which was inappropriate and has been perceived to trivialise matters of a racist, sexist or homophobic nature.

It is beyond argument that any comments that are discriminatory, even used in private, are totally unacceptable.

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“Totally unacceptable”, however, does not mean totally punishable.

The FA have today announced not to take any disciplinary action in the matter. A statement from the FA read:

The FA’s policy in cases such as this has been to not bring charges in respect of private communications sent with a legitimate expectation of privacy.

Having assessed the evidence, and in light of the finding that the communications were sent with a legitimate expectation of privacy, The FA will not be taking disciplinary action against Iain Moody and Malky Mackay in connection with the content of those messages.

Mackay has emphatically and categorically protested his innocent, previously telling the Sky Sports cameras: “I’m not a racist, I’m not a homophobe, I’m not sexist and I’m not anti-semitic”.

Below are tweets on the FA’s verdict in the Malky Mackay and Iain Moody case.