Football racism and bullying inquiry LIVE: FA faces MPs amid racism row involving Eniola Aluko and former England women’s manager Mark Sampson

Francesca Gillett, Chris Baynes
Debate: Eniola Aluko and the FA will face MPs: Getty Images

Football Association chiefs are to be grilled by MPs over investigations into alleged racism and bullying by the manager of the former England women’s team.

Chelsea Ladies striker Eniola Aluko, who has accused Mark Sampson of discrimination, will also give evidence to a Parliamentary inquiry this afternoon alongside her England teammate Lianne Sanderson.

Sampson, who was sacked last month after bosses learned of an “inappropriate” relationship with a player in his previous job, was subject to two separate FA investigations.

Both probes cleared him of wrongdoing but the FA was forced to reopen its investigations after independent barrister Katharine Newton was criticised for not speaking to key witnesses, including Aluko.

New findings of the reopened investigation are due to be published at 2.30pm today before senior FA figures go before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

England manager Mark Sampson, who was sacked last month. (PA)

Chairman Greg Clarke, chief executive Martin Glenn, technical director Dan Ashworth, and human resources director Rachel Brace are likely to face tough questions over an alleged cover-up and an £80,000 “hush money” payment to Aluko.

Join us from 2pm for a live blog of the debate.

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