Fri 13 Oct, 2017

This is a high profile role and while Mr Mackay has undergone equality and diversity training, there are undoubtedly more progressive candidates the SFA could have chosen to take Scottish football forward. Alison Johnstone MSP

Alison Johnstone MSP, Sport spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today (13 Oct) expressed disappointment at the Scottish FA appointing performance director Malky Mackay interim Scotland manager following Gordon Strachan's departure.

Mackay was the subject of an English FA investigation in 2014 concerning text messages he had sent containing discriminatory language.

Alison Johnstone MSP said:

"While this is a temporary appointment it is still disappointing to learn that the SFA aren't taking these issues seriously. This is a high profile role and while Mr Mackay has undergone equality and diversity training, there are undoubtedly more progressive candidates the SFA could have chosen to take Scottish football forward."

 

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