Sampson sacked https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... ns-manager
Glenn and the FA chairman, Greg Clarke, held a specially convened press conference at Wembley to discuss Sampson’s shock departure. “I have to say it is the most awkward and complicated issue I have ever dealt with,” Glenn said. “In 2014, there was a safeguarding-related complaint made about Mark when he was coach at Bristol academy. He had been FA employee for just a few months at that point. There was a full investigation, a proper investigation, an assessment process and when the report concluded in March 2015 he was deemed not to be a safeguarding risk.
“However, the full report of that investigation was only made known to me last week,” he added. “On reading it I immediately shared it with Greg and we were both deeply concerned with the contents of the report. Let’s be really clear: no laws were broken; Greg and I are not able to challenge the professional views of our safeguarding experts. We thought the conduct issues raised in the report were what the problem was.
“Mark had overstepped the professional boundaries between player and coach. We know that coaches are in a potential position of power and that position mustn’t be abused. That’s been true across all sports. And is true in football as well. We have to be really clear and I think we are at the FA about what we stand for in that respect.”
Clarke said the allegations were made by players at Bristol Academy where Sampson was head of the College Girls U18 development squad and later first-team manager. “There are different allegations about different things which is why we’re talking in the plural,” he said. “Some could be categorised as trivial and some as very serious.”
Safeguarding risk... doesn't sound like the racism shit to me...