England female national team, "Lioness" coach, Mark Sampson told one of his players, Eniola Aluko to make sure her Nigerian relatives did not bring Ebola to a game at Wembley, it has been reported.
Eniola stated that the Football Association have been aware about the comment which was described in one letter from the Professional Footballers’ Association to the governing body as a “racist joke” – since November 2016 but chose to ignore it despite an initial allegation that Sampson had asked a mixed-raced player during another England get-together how many times she had been arrested.
The England striker also accused Sampson of "bullying and discrimination".
Sampson has been cleared by the FA of any wrongdoing after two investigations and vehemently denies her claims.
An internal investigation cleared Sampson of any wrongdoing in relation to the first alleged remark – “Haven’t you been arrested before? Four times isn’t it?” – and an independent inquiry, commissioned by the FA and overseen by the barrister Katharine Newton, later reached the same conclusion also.