Richard Scudamore to face no disciplinary action for 'sexist' emails

Chief Executive of the Premier League Richard Scudamore speaks to the media during the Goal Decision Systemmedia event at the Emirates Stadium on August 8, 2013
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Premier League chief Richard Scudamore to face no disciplinary action for 'sexist' emails.

The Premier League has confirmed that chief executive Richard Scudamore will face no disciplinary action for sending 'sexist' emails.

Scudamore issued an apology on May 11 after a Sunday newspaper leaked a series of emails in which he used a number of derogatory terms towards women.

However, growing criticism of the 54-year-old following the leak saw his future with the Premier League called into question.

Prime minister David Cameron, Football Association chairman Greg Dyke and FA board member Heather Rabbatts were among a number of public figures to condemn Scudamore.

Despite calls for Scudamore to be punished by the Premier League, the organisation has decided not to issue a sanction after a consultation with all 20 clubs in the top flight.

"Examination of a very large quantity of emails and other documents, including those copied without authorisation by the former employee, indicate that there is no evidence of wider discriminatory attitudes or inappropriate language or a general attitude of disrespect towards women," read an official statement from its audit and remuneration committee.

"The female executive at the Premier League referred to in the emails was party to the exchanges and has confirmed that she was not then and is not now offended by the references.

"Responses from many women in employment at the Premier League, and extensive consultations with others, establish that there is no climate of disrespect of women in the workplace."

Scudamore was appointed chief executive of the Premier League in 1999.

Chief Executive of the Premier League Richard Scudamore speaks to the media during the Goal Decision Systemmedia event at the Emirates Stadium on August 8, 2013
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