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Akinfenwa unhappy after FA says ‘fat water buffalo’ remark was not racist

Wycombe and PFA criticise governing body’s verdictAkinfenwa alleged phrase used by Fleetwood representativeAdebayo Akinfenwa is unhappy the Football Association has concluded that a reference to him as a “fat water buffalo” was not racist.The Wycombe s…

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Law should force UK football clubs to hire more black coaches, says ex-player

Jason Lee, of the Professional Footballers’ Association, says legal move is the only way to tackle systemic racismFootball clubs should be forced by new legislation to hire more black managers if the structural racism gripping the national game is to b…

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PFA asks Premier League to research Covid-19’s impact on BAME players

Request made as clubs start training for planned June restartBlack, Asian and minority ethnic players told union of concernsThe Professional Footballers’ Association has asked the Premier League to conduct extra research into the possible effect of Cov…

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PFA asks Premier League to research Covid-19’s impact on BAME players

Request made as clubs start training for planned June restartBlack, Asian and minority ethnic players told union of concernsThe Professional Footballers’ Association has asked the Premier League to conduct extra research into the possible effect of Cov…

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Dave Kitson faces backlash from black players in bid to become head of PFA

Kitson criticised for comments about Raheem Sterling in 2018He says he wants PFA policies to ‘reflect needs of all members’Dave Kitson’s bid to become chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association has received a blow after the chairman o…

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Dave Kitson faces backlash from black players in bid to become head of PFA

Kitson criticised for comments about Raheem Sterling in 2018He says he wants PFA policies to ‘reflect needs of all members’Dave Kitson’s bid to become chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association has received a blow after the chairman o…

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Dave Kitson faces backlash from black players in bid to become head of PFA

Kitson criticised for comments about Raheem Sterling in 2018He says he wants PFA policies to ‘reflect needs of all members’Dave Kitson’s bid to become chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association has received a blow after the chairman o…

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Dave Kitson faces backlash from black players in bid to become head of PFA

Kitson criticised for comments about Raheem Sterling in 2018He says he wants PFA policies to ‘reflect needs of all members’Dave Kitson’s bid to become chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association has received a blow after the chairman o…

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Worried League One and Two clubs agree to transparency at PFA’s request

Clubs will show level of financial crisis to accountantsStruggling clubs desperate for resolution over player wage cutsLeague One and League Two clubs have agreed to open their books to provide evidence of the financial ruin the coronavirus crisis may …

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PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor says he will not take cut to his £2m salary

Clubs look set to make individual agreements on players’ pay‘You can’t have one suit fitting all sizes, there is such variance’The chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association, Gordon Taylor, has said he will not take a cut to his £2m s…

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Premier League players tarnished by taking too long to act on pay | Dean Ashton

Footballers do care but too many live in a bubble or follow the crowd and they have not been helped here by the PFAFootballers have always been an easy target. They are in the public eye and the amount of money they earn is regularly splashed over the …

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Premier League tells PFA players will have to share in financial pain

Deferrals of wages not cuts wanted by footballers’ unionEnglish leagues stress that players must share financial lossesThe Premier League and EFL have urged the footballers’ union to accept that players will have to take pay cuts, not just deferral of …

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Players’ refusal to compete could stall return of Premier League and EFL

Footballers concerned about health risks and insurance policiesPremier League, EFL and PFA to hold further talks next weekCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageAttempts to resume the Premier League and English Football League s…

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West Brom’s Jonathan Leko lets rip at Kick it Out and the PFA

Striker cites lack of ‘support’ from professional bodiesLeeds keeper banned for eight games for racial abuse of strikerJonathan Leko has criticised Kick It Out and the Professional Footballers’ Association for what he claims was their lack of support d…

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PFA to be scrutinised amid ‘serious concerns’ over union’s governance

• Charity Commission has opened a formal statutory inquiry• ‘Serious concerns have been raised over way PFA is run’The Charity Commission has opened a formal statutory inquiry into the governance and operation of the Professional Footballers’ Associati…

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#enough is not enough if PFA wants to be convincing on anti-racism | Daniel Taylor

Reactions to the social-media boycott show the players’ union still has much to do to win over sceptics and persuade Twitter et al to actIt wasn’t easy at first to know what to make of the Professional Footballers’ Association’s #enough campaign. It wa…

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PFA slams substandard SCG pitch after serious injury in A-League blockbuster

Melbourne Victory await news of Terry Antonis’ knee Sydney CEO says club are considering ‘all options’The players’ union has called for an independent investigation of the SCG playing surface, which has been slammed as dangerous after Saturday’s game b…

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Gordon Taylor’s exit kicks open door for rise of a players’ union with bite | Barney Ronay

PFA has for too long masqueraded as a union because it is funded to the tune of £23m a year by its members’ paymastersFarewell then, Gordon Taylor. Although not quite yet. And only, in the best union traditions, after due process has been completed.The…

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Birmingham City fan pleads guilty to assaulting Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish

• Paul Mitchell attended Birmingham magistrates’ court • PFA’s Gordon Taylor says points deductions must be an optionBirmingham City fan Paul Mitchell, who assaulted Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish during Sunday’s derby match, has pleaded guilty at Birming…

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Paul Elliott resigns as PFA trustee after breaching Charity Commission rules

• Former Chelsea player is subject of an IVA• Charity Commission opens regulatory compliance casePaul Elliott, the former Chelsea defender and long term anti-discrimination campaigner, has resigned as a trustee of the Professional Footballers Associati…