May 19, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT
The head of the Premier League, Richard Scudamore, will not face any action over private emails that were leaked to the press in which he made derogatory comments towards women.
Scudamore, 54, has been under intense pressure to resign from his position and even Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron had waded into the debate.
On Monday the acting chairman of the Premier League, Peter McCormick, said in a statement that the league’s 17 teams (the three teams that were relegated in 2013-14 didn’t have a say) “resolved unanimously that no further disciplinary action is required or justified.”
The investigation into the emails, which were leaked out by a former temporary office worker of Scudamore, looked at a huge number of electronic messages and other documents sent by the man who has led the PL for 15 years. It determined that there was “no evidence of wider discriminatory attitudes or inappropriate language or a general attitude of disrespect to women.”
McCormick also stated that women working for the Premier League didn’t feel as if there was a “climate of disrespect” whilst adding that Scudamore had an unblemished record up until this point.
On Tuesday the Football Association’s Inclusion Advisory Board will meet to discuss the matter and it is expected that they may call for sanctions and a further investigation into Mr. Scudamore’s actions.
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