England Women To Meet With PFA Regarding Eni Aluko Racism Saga
England's national women's football team will hold further meetings with the Professional Footballers' Association as it considers its response to the sacking of former Manager Mark Sampson and the allegations made by Women's Super League 1 side Chelsea striker Eni Aluko, according to Luke Edwards of the London TELEGRAPH. The FA confirmed that it has been "made aware of a series of recent correspondence between members of the team, believed to include Aluko, via text message," but has not received any formal complaint. It is understood that several squad members are "unhappy they have been unable to tell their side of the story and believe certain aspects of the saga have not been portrayed accurately." As a result, they are "considering releasing a collective statement to address several concerns they have." In addition to expressing their grievances to the PFA, the FA confirmed England's players have also been in "regular dialogue" with FA Women's Football Head Sue Campbell "to raise their concerns" (TELEGRAPH, 11/17).