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Crystal Palace’s Sporting Director Iain Moody resigns after text scandal

Aug 21, 2014, 8:54 AM EDT

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Following damaging reports surrounding Crystal Palace’s Sporting Director Iain Moody and former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay surfaced on Wednesday, Moody has stepped down from his role with the Premier League club.

Moody is alleged to have played a part in the spying scandal which took place last season between Palace and his former club Cardiff City, while the Welsh sides’ owner Vincent Tan has launched an investigation into several transfer dealings which Moody and Mackay were involved in during their time together at Cardiff City.

[RELATED: Mackay, Moody investigated by FA]

Moody was fired by Cardiff in October, then Mackay was fired in January, which was condemned by the soccer community at the time but the following shocking details have since emerged as sexist, racist and homophobic text messages and emails between Mackay and Moody have since been released to the public after apparently being shared by the police following a raid on Moody’s home in connection with Tan’s investigation into their actions. Moody was a former writer, club press officer at Watford where he met Mackay and has since become a leading man at both Cardiff and Palace.

However Palace are now without a manager or a Sporting Director and Mackay is well and truly out of the running to become their new manager at Selhurst Park after Tan exposed some of the reasons why he has been speaking out against the Scotsman for so long.

A brief statement on Palace’s website confirmed that Moody had handed in his resignation and it had been accepted by the club.

In light of the events of yesterday, Sporting Director, Iain Moody has tendered his resignation and it has been accepted with immediate effect.

There will be no further comment from the club on this matter.

Moody and Mackay are now embroiled in an FA investigation, as well as being investigated by the police over a number of claims.

We haven’t heard the last of Iain Moody’s name, but we have probably seen the last of him in any professional capacity when it comes to soccer.

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