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Sky Bet Championship: FA to consider Wigan owner Dave Whelan's observations

The Football Association has confirmed that it will consider Wigan owner Dave Whelan's observations in relation to his recent comments.

The FA wrote to Whelan to ask him for his observations on recent comments made by him and the 78-year-old had a deadline of 6pm on Wednesday to submit them. 

The FA will now assess them before deciding what to do next, and it will have three working days to decide whether to charge Whelan or drop its investigation into alleged racist and anti-Semitic comments made by him following the appointment of Malky Mackay as the Championship club's new manager.

Sky Sports News HQ understands that Whelan has sent them a two-page submission.

It is understood Whelan has said that he felt obliged to support his manager and reiterated that he is not racist. 

Since being told by the FA that he was being investigated, Whelan has threatened to resign as chairman of the Latics if found guilty of racism by English football’s governing body. 

Whelan has been publicly criticised for appointing Mackay as manager following the sacking of Uwe Rosler.

Mackay was a controversial choice because the Scot is still under investigation by the FA for allegedly exchanging racist and anti-Semitic texts with a colleague during his time as boss of Cardiff City.

The Wigan owner responded to the ‘negative’ media coverage that followed Mackay’s selection and gave an interview to a newspaper in which he used words that were described by a number of people as being racist and anti-Semitic in nature.


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