Aluko’s claims culminated in the FA appearing before a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee hearing in October 2017. FA chairman Greg Clarke admitted that day that he had never heard of Ward’s sacking and was wrongly told Ward had not been paid the damages awarded. After making inquiries, the FA clarified to the MPs that she had received the money – but took no further action.
Julian Knight, MP for Solihull and a member of the DCMS Select Committee, told Telegraph Sport: “The parallels with Eni’s case are clear and stark. The FA yet again seems to acting in a way which would put the most tinpot of employers to shame.
“I am calling on the sports minister, who I know is focused on ensuring fairness, to urgently find out what has gone on and bring the FA to task. It is long past the time when we say enough is enough.”
Fellow Select Committee member Jo Stevens, MP for Cardiff Central, added: “I’m sure my fellow committee members will be very interested to hear nothing further has happened and will be very concerned.