The FA are appealing an 18 month ban on John Yems after He was found guilty of racist and islamophobic and offensive abuse towards his players. The FA are appealing a minimum of a 2 year ban but the Panel gave John 18 months saying that he didn’t use those words consiously.
Jason Lee a PFA Senior Equality, Diversity and inclusion Executive put out a statement concering the court’s decisions.
“It’s absolutely right that the FA are appealing the disciplinary commission’s verdict in the case of John Yems. Thier full written reasons..essentially excuse behaviour and languge which has resulted in 11 charges of discriminatory behaviour being upheld and a ban being given.”
“They clearly found that it was [disciminatory] but in going beyond that in thier written reason, they have offered a justification that is wholly unnecessary and, in our view, completly without merit.”
“In doing so they have caused anger and upset to many, including those who came forward to the PFA to ensure that John Yems was held to account. Every individual is responsible for the impact of thier words and thier behaviour. There should be no excuses made.”