Commission comments on Chelsea FC sex discrimination case

Published: 08 Jun 2016

Manchester United should ask Jose Mourinho to make a personal apology following the sex discrimination claim of former Chelsea employee Dr Eva Carneiro.

Lord Holmes, who is also a Commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said:

“Given his place in the public eye and the message it sends, Jose Mourinho should personally apologise to show recognition and understanding of the distress caused to Dr Carneiro.

“Manchester United should ensure he does this, as it will send an important message to millions of Manchester United and football fans around the world. Football has many thousands of female fans and players and must rediscover its moral compass and show it is a sport for everyone.”

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