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SBD Global/August 25, 2014/International Football
Football Notes: Qatar Heat Will Negatively Affect 2022 World Cup Spectators, Study Finds
Published August 25, 2014
TEXT MESSAGE SCANDAL: League Championship side Cardiff City called for League Managers' Association Chief Richard Bevan to resign after the organization described offensive text messages sent by Malky Mackay as "friendly banter." The LMA "apologized after provoking criticism from anti-discrimination campaigners over its statement" (BBC, 8/22). Former FA Chair David Triesman said that Mackay "should face a season-long ban from football for his part in the text message scandal that has left the former Cardiff City manager facing an uncertain future in the game" (LONDON TIMES, 8/24).