Former Crawley manager John Yems filed FA lawsuits over racism allegations

A FOOTBALL executive has been faced with multiple charges over allegations of racism by the Football Association.

John Yems was sacked as Crawley Town manager in May after he was accused of discriminating against players.

The FA launched an investigation which led in part to Yems’ sacking and now the FA have slapped a number of charges on the 62-year-old.

He was given until Thursday, August 4th to respond.

A statement released by the FA said: “John Yems has been charged with multiple breaches of FA Rule E3.2 and one breach of FA Rule E4.

“It is alleged that between 2019 and 2022 the former manager of Crawley made 16 comments in violation of FA Rule E3.2.

“It is alleged that any violation constitutes a serious violation because it contains a reference to ethnic origin and/or color and/or race and/or nationality and/or religion or belief and/or gender.

“It is further alleged that between 2019 and 2022 Yems also discriminated against Crawley players on grounds of ethnic origin and/or color and/or race and/or nationality and/or religion or belief in breach of FA Rule E4 .”

Yems was suspended for 12 days before his release during an FA investigation.

A number of Crawley players were understood to have made complaints to the PFA, prompting the investigation.

Yems, who took charge of League Two in December 2019, has previously denied the allegations against him.

Player bosses commended Crawley staff for raising their concerns and pledged to continue working with those affected.

“The PFA has worked closely with those players who initially raised issues with us related to the FA charges announced today,” said a PFA spokesman.

“In any walk of life, it takes courage for an employee to raise concerns about discrimination in their workplace. It’s a decision that brings with it understandable concerns about potential professional repercussions and longer-term employability.

“It is therefore crucial that the PFA is here to advocate for the players and act as an independent source of support and advice on important matters like this.

“Our message to any player who may have similar concerns or who may be experiencing issues of discriminatory behavior is to speak to your union, either through your club’s PFA Delegate or directly with the PFA team.

“The PFA is here to help and to support you with complete confidence.”

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