Crawley Town FC manager John Yems has come out after allegations of using discriminatory language

“We look forward to the next era of Crawley Town Football Club,” said Preston Johnson, co-president of the club on Friday.

“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 fans as we build a team and community that Red Devils fans can continue. to be proud of – both on and off the pitch. “

CNN attempted to contact Yems through the club, but received no response immediately.

Earlier, the British FA told CNN it was conducting an investigation into the allegations made against Yems. The FA told CNN on Friday that their position is still valid.

In April, the club announced that Yems had been suspended pending an investigation and said racism and discrimination of any kind would not be tolerated.

“Crawley Town Football Club has been informed of serious and credible allegations that first team manager John Yems used discriminatory language and behavior towards our players,” the club said in a statement on 23 April.

“We take these allegations seriously and, with immediate effect, have suspended him indefinitely as we investigate and consider further punitive action. Let’s be clear: Crawley Town Football Club stands behind our players, employees and supporters and we will not tolerate never racism or discrimination of any child “.

Yems on the sideline during a Sky Bet League Two match at the County Ground, Swindon.

Tony Burnett, CEO of the equality and inclusion organization Kick It Out, said: “I want to be clear, these are allegations. But allegations that are still extremely concerning.

“If football is to go beyond incidents like these, we need to empower anyone who witnesses discrimination like this to report it. We need people to feel safe knowing that their reports will be taken seriously and that they have the support of allies in a wider context of football “.

Crawley Town FC are currently 12th in League Two and will play against Oldham Athletic on 7 May.

The club said the search for a new manager will begin immediately and assistant manager Lewis Young will continue to serve as interim manager for the remainder of the season.