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EPL chief to face no action after sexist emails

Head of English Premier League to face no disciplinary action after leaking of sexist emails

EPL chief to face no action after sexist emails

LONDON (AP) -- The head of the English Premier League will face no disciplinary action for making disparaging comments about women in a private email exchange with a friend.

The Premier League's audit and remuneration committee met to consider the matter involving its chief executive Richard Scudamore in London on Monday, with British Prime Minister David Cameron among the high-profile critics of his conduct.

However, Peter McCormick, acting chairman of the Premier League, said in a statement that the league's 20 clubs "resolved unanimously that no further disciplinary action is required or justified."

Scudamore has issued an apology since a British newspaper published parts of the leaked emails, and accepted in a statement released Monday that "entering into email exchanges of this nature was wrong" and "is something that will never be repeated."

Updated : 2021-07-31 17:44 GMT+08:00