Ian Wright: I couldn’t work with the FA in the current climate
Ex-England striker Ian Wright says he would find it difficult to take up a role within the Football Association if he was asked to help improve its governance in the wake of a discrimination scandal.
English football’s governing body has come under immense scrutiny following its handling of a complaint of racism and bullying made by striker Eniola Aluko about Mark Sampson, former head coach of the England women’s team. On Wednesday, the FA apologised to Aluko and fellow England international Drew Spence for Sampson’s racially discriminatory remarks following an independent investigation.
And although Wright has made clear his desire to help change the FA, he feels he may be branded as an “Uncle Tom” – a term used to describe a black person who is perceived to be too servile towards white people - should he choose to work with the organisation.
This clip first appeared on 5 live Sport, Wednesday 18 October 2017.