Ex-England women’s coach Mark Sampson accused of not wanting to sign Nigerian footballer because he’s ‘black’

by on September 12, 2019

Mark Sampson, the former coach of England women’s team has been accused of not wanting to sign a certain Nigerian footballer for Stevenage football club because he is black.

According to Mail Online Football, the FA are investigating after receiving a complaint about an alleged racially discriminatory comment made during a conversation about potential transfer targets earlier this month at Stevenage football club.

The alleged incident is understood to have occurred on transfer deadline day on 2 September during a discussion amongst Stevenage’s coaching staff about potential transfer targets.

It was claimed that when the name of a centre-half was mentioned as a possible signing, Sampson who recently joined the club’s coaching staff, allegedly responded that the club should not recruit him because he was Nigerian.

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‘We are aware of the allegations and we are investigating the matter,’ a spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday night.

It is not the first time he has been accused of making racially discriminatory comments.

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