FA Football Manager Sends Homophobic Texts

Iain Moody (L) & Malky Mackay (R)

Malky Mackay, former manager for Cardiff City and tipped at taking over Crystal Palace, is being investigated by the FA after his former club reported him for allegedly sending homophobic, sexist and racist text messages.


Cardiff City chairman Vincent Tan made the allegations against Mackay, saying that he sent a string of offensive texts while managing the club. According to The Daily Mail, the club sent two letters to the FA outlining messages allegedly sent by the former manager, who was dismissed last year.

One of the alleged messages, which supposedly referenced the arrival of South Korean player Kim Bo-Kyung read, “Fkn chinkys. Fk it. There’s enough dogs in Cardiff for us all to go around. [sic]”

Speaking about football agent Phil Smith he wrote, “Go on, fat Phil. Nothing like a Jew that sees money slipping through his fingers,” and on a female agent he said, “I hope she’s looking after your needs. I bet you’d love a bounce on her falsies.”

His alleged texts message were also said to be homophobic, with one reading, “He’s a snake, a gay snake. Not to be trusted.”

Referring to a list of potential signings, he reportedly wrote, “Not many white faces amongst that lot, but worth considering.”

Cardiff City has also named Iain Moody, sporting director for Crystal Palace, in sending offensive text messages. In light of these allegations, Moody has now resigned from his position at Crystal Palace.

A spokesperson for the FA said they are “currently investigating this matter.”


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