• Sports minister says Football Association must learn lessons from case
• Crouch gives under-fire FA chairman Greg Clarke her qualified backing
The sports minister Tracey Crouch has urged the Football Association to take up Eni Aluko’s offer to help it reform after agreeing its reputation had been “tarnished” by the way they treated the former England player. Crouch also warned the FA that they had to quickly learn lessons from the case and that the necessary changes to its culture had to come “right from the top”.
However, she stopped short of saying the FA was not fit for purpose, and gave her qualified backing to under-fire chairman Greg Clarke, who she insisted was on a journey to improve the organisation.