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FA rejects Dave Whelan’s claim he was misquoted about Jewish people

• Commission which banned Wigan chairman said article was accurate
• Whelan spoke to the Guardian soon after appointing Malky Mackay

The Football Association regulatory commission which handed Dave Whelan a six-week ban from football for his racist remarks has revealed in its written reason why it rejected the Wigan Athletic owner’s claim that the Guardian had misquoted him.

Although he pleaded guilty to the charge of misconduct, aggravated by his references to race, religion or ethnic origin, Whelan claimed he had not said in his interview on 20 November that: “I think Jewish people do chase money more than everybody else. I don’t think that’s offensive at all.”

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