Karren Brady: 'Richard Scudamore is not sexist'

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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West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady insists that Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore is "not sexist".

West Ham United vice chairman Karren Brady has insisted that Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore is "not sexist".

Scudamore faced calls to be stripped of his position after it was revealed that he had sent a string of 'sexist' emails to colleagues.

However, the Premier League confirmed this afternoon that he would face no disciplinary action over the matter, and Brady believes that it was the right decision despite being "disappointed" by the emails.

"Obviously myself and the clubs are disappointed at what they have seen and heard, but no more so than Richard himself," Brady is quoted as saying by PA.

"He has served not only the Premier League, but the wider game over the last 17 years and very few have done more, in my opinion, to open up football, to support women in the game and take the whole anti-discrimination agenda forward.

"I have known Richard for 20 years and he is categorically not sexist. We have unanimously accepted his apology and contrition at face value, and now we move on to ensuring more is delivered under Richard's tenure going forward."

All 17 of the Premier League clubs represented at the disciplinary meeting today voted against further action being taken against the 54-year-old.

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