FA needs urgent change at the top after damning day at Eni Aluko hearing | Martha Kelner

Martin Glenn should be among the casualties after select committee inquiry shines light on shameful failings in handling discrimination allegations

Greg Clarke got his handshake from Eni Aluko in the end. After a devastating four-hour parliamentary hearing that fully illuminated the Football Association’s shambolic handling of her allegations of discrimination, it was a confused gesture of goodwill. “I want to meet with you properly,” he said. “Don’t worry, I’m not going to try anything, it’ll all be above board.”

That the chairman of the FA felt he had to give such assurances to a wronged party, particularly one who played for England 102 times over a glittering 11-year international career, shows what a miserable mess this saga has become. That meeting may never happen, not least because Aluko’s devastating testimony should spell the end – certainly for the chief executive, Martin Glenn, and possibly Clarke and the technical director, Dan Ashworth, too.

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