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Case Outcome: Mark Sampson

20 January 2020

Jim Steele

Stevenage Chairman Phil Wallace said that the findings of the appointed panel in the FA’s pursuit of a racism charge against First Team Coach Mark Sampson came as no surprise to anyone at the Club...

"The not proven outcome was obvious to us after a very thorough investigation of the facts four months ago and I am pleased that the panels 17 pages of findings issued today concur with our own internal investigation conducted in September.

"I am delighted that Mark is now able to concentrate fully on his future and not be troubled by allegations made by former manager Dino Maamria and former coach Ali Uzunhasanoglu after they had been dismissed.

"The Club have stood shoulder to shoulder with Mark because the evidence presented by those independents present at the time conflicted with the allegation. Our Club will never tolerate racism and we implement the EFL Equality Code of Practice to manage the Club and safeguard the nine key protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, but that doesn’t mean we will stand ildly by if we feel allegations are being used for a purpose."

A full copy of the FA's report can be found here.

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