FA chairman Greg Clarke is forced to apologise for using the term ‘coloured footballers’ during grilling by MPs – then claimed it’s because he once worked in the US!
Greg Clarke, the chairman of the Football Association, has apologised for using the term ‘coloured footballers’ in a discussion with MPs.
‘If I look at what happened to high profile female footballers, high profile coloured footballers,’ Clarke said in one passage of speech.
Clarke was asked by MP Kevin Brennan whether he wished to withdraw the use of the word ‘coloured’ in one of his earlier answers.
‘If I said it I deeply apologise,’ Clarke said. ‘I am a product of working overseas, where I was required to use the phrase people of colour. Sometimes I trip over my words.’
Greg Clarke, the chairman of the FA, has apologised for using the term ‘coloured footballers’