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FA Chair Greg Clarke Faces More Scrutiny Following Release Of Email

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 18 / 17

Greg Clarke's position as chair of the FA is "likely to come under severe scrutiny" after new revelations about his handling of the alleged racism scandal that led to his organization being summoned to a parliamentary inquiry to explain the Mark Sampson affair , according to Daniel Taylor of the Lo...

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