In a statement, the Football Association announced that its president, Greg Clark, had resigned hours after referring to non-white players as “colored” while answering questions from members of Parliament.
In its statement, the federation said, “We can confirm the resignation of Greg Clark as president of the federation. Peter McCormick will assume the position temporarily with immediate effect, and the board of directors of the Football Association will begin the process of identifying and appointing a new president in a timely manner.”
It is noteworthy that Clark was discussing issues related to integration and diversity among footballers in front of a digital meeting with members of Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sports Committee when he made a comment that caused his resignation, which came in response to a question about the possibility of a violent reaction in the media towards the players. Homosexuals who advertise their tendencies, Clarke’s response was, “If you look at what is happening with prominent soccer players, big players of color, and the insults directed at them on social media. Social media is available to everyone.”
Immediately after the meeting, the Football Association issued a statement saying: Greg Clark deeply apologizes for the phrases he used to refer to members of ethnic minorities during his meeting with the Select Committee today, adding: “He acknowledges that the use of the term (color) is inappropriate and apologized from his heart. During the session. “