John Yems: Crawley Town part ways with manager amid racism allegations | Soccer News

Crawley Town have parted ways with manager John Yems after concluding an investigation into their manager following several allegations of racism.

It comes after a former Crawley player alleged to Sky that the club’s dressing room had been racially segregated, with players from ethnic minorities having to change from their white teammates.

Sky Sports News reported Wednesday that seven Crawley players have advanced allegations that Yems used discriminatory language and behavior against his own players.

Yems was suspended by his employers late last month in light of what the League Two club said were “serious and credible” allegations. Crawley told Sky Sports News their own investigation into Yems’ alleged behavior has been completed, but the FA and PFA are still pursuing their own respective investigations.

A spokesperson for Crawley said Sky Sports News Friday: “Our investigation has been completed in relation to our assessment of John Yems’ employment status with the club; however, we continue to coordinate and work cooperatively with the FA as they continue their investigation.”

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Crawley made no mention of the allegations or inquiries into the matter in his club’s public statement announcing Yems’ departure, with the League Two side now embarking on a “global search” for a new manager. Assistant manager Lewis Young will take charge of this weekend’s trip to Oldham Athletic.

“We look forward to the next era of Crawley Town Football Club,” said Preston Johnson, co-chairman of Crawley Town FC. “We have the opportunity to build on over 125 years of rich history and take this club to the next level.

“We look forward to partnering with our players and supporters as we build a team and a community that Red Devils fans can continue to be proud of, both on and off the pitch.”

Sky Sports News has been told the PFA has offered advice and support to those who have raised the allegations or been affected by them.

The club’s new American owners, who bought Crawley last month, held a fan forum on the pitch this week, but supporters were told they could not ask questions about it due to ongoing inquiries. Classes.

Johnson and Eben Smith, who bought the club with the money from cryptocurrency investments, declined to be asked about it.