14 May 2014

British government minister labels Scudamore emails unacceptable

6:42 am on 14 May 2014

Sexist emails sent by English football's Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore were described as "completely unacceptable" by a British Government minister.

Scudamore was forced to apologise after a newspaper revealed details of emails he sent to friends that were seen by a female employee.

He faced accusations of hypocrisy and calls for punishment after having previously backed equality for women in football but the England Football Association says it's a matter for the Premier League to deal with.

Australian Moya Dodd, one of three women on the FIFA executive committee and one of the most influential women in world football, told a panel at the Soccerex Asian Forum in Jordan that she was dismayed by Scudamore's comments.