Aston Villa and England international Tyrone Mings has come out to give away to reduce Racism in EPL. The player said appointing a black man or woman as the next Football Association chairman would be a huge step forward.
The England defender Tyrone Mings said this based on the recent racism activities happening in Europe. Former Football Association chairman Greg Clarke left on a sad note. He made an unacceptable comment about black players which made him to resigned on Tuesday.
Mings said: “We’re not necessarily asking for the next chairman or chief to be black.”
“What we’re asking for is equal opportunities for both black and white people or ethnic minorities.”
Clarke said his comments, made in front of a government select committee, were a “disservice to our game”.
He was also criticised for comments he made referring to gay players making a “life choice” and a coach telling him young female players did not like having the ball hit hard at them.
Tyrone Mings Comment on Clark’s Speech
Mings was asked what it would mean to have a black man or woman as chairman. He said: “Of course it would be a huge step. It would be everything that a lot of people have worked for.”
“So we’re not necessarily asking for that as a sign of, ‘we’ve made it now’ or, ‘this is what we’re fighting for’.
“What we’re asking for really is equal opportunities and for everybody to have a fair crack of the whip.”
Mings also said Clarke’s comments showed there is still “a long way to go” in dealing with equality and diversity.
“Absolutely, the goal is to have more representation at managerial and coaching levels.”
“I think that’s what we’re trying to create with the code and I think that’s what will give us real lasting change.
“There’s no point placing someone there, them failing and then saying, ‘Oh, we tried’. It’s about how can we improve the process.”