Unhappy Kick It Out chairman ready to quit over John Terry racism row
Published 21:39 09/11/11 By MirrorFootball
The chairman of the Kick It Out campaign is ready to stand down over the John Terry controversy.
And the FA has also been savaged by its own Race Equality Advisory Group (REAG), who claim they have not been consulted over the row involving the England captain.
Lord Hermann Ouseley has been chairman of the Kick It Out campaign since 1993 but he has become disillusioned at developments over the last two weeks.
And Lord Ouseley has told friends he is ready to wash his hands of the FA after receiving scathing criticism from fans, even though he is not involved in the decision-making process.
He said: “It is a disgrace that I have been abused and vilified over something I have no input and no control. I will listen to the advice of people I admire and respect and I will see how this investigation pans out.
“But it is safe to say that I am not happy at the moment.”
The FA have also been criticised by REAG who are angry that they have been left out of the loop on exactly the kind of issue they should be involved in.
The FA contend that REAG were informed after Terry had been called up by Fabio Capello for the Spain friendly and that any other matters are subject to an investigation both by them and the police.
But a REAG source said last night: “We feel we have been set up by the FA just to tick a box.
“What’s the point of having us here if, when a situation emerges that we could give some input on, nobody talks to us?”
The FA last night declined to comment on the issue.