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Football: Premier League chief 'contrite' over sexist emails

Published on May 20, 2014 6:14 AM
 
Premier League's Chief Executive Richard Scudamore (above) leaving London's High Court on July 13, 2007. Mr Scudamore spoke of his sincere contrition after it was announced on Monday he wouldn’t lose his job for sending sexist emails. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP 

LONDON (AFP) - English Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore spoke of his “sincere contrition” after it was announced on Monday he wouldn’t lose his job for sending sexist emails.

Last week Britain’s Sunday Mirror newspaper published leaked private emails sent by Mr Scudamore to a lawyer friend which contained crude sexual innuendos.

Since then Mr Scudamore, 54, had faced a torrent of criticism, from both inside and outside football.

But a meeting of Premier League clubs on Monday decided against disciplinary action after being told the emails “did include some inappropriate remarks” but that Mr Scudamore had apologised.

 
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