Former goalkeeper David James has criticised Chelsea and England striker Eniola Aluko for making allegations of racism and bullying against Mark Sampson after he was sacked as England Women’s manager by the Football Association on Wednesday.
Sampson was dismissed following a tip-off regarding allegations made against him during his previous role with Bristol Academy, where he worked as first team coach and was also responsible for the 16 to 19 year-olds programme. The FA confirmed that Sampson was sacked for an “unprofessional” relationship with his players, although the governing body were informed of the allegations in 2014, with FA chief executive officer Martin Glenn only viewing the details of the case last week before making the decision with chairman Greg Clarke and the FA board to dismiss Sampson.
“Mark Sampson sacked as @England women’s manager?! Seems some wasted talent can’t deal with the fact they aren’t good enough! #enialuko,” James wrote on Twitter.
“Basically, Mark Sampson is being told, ‘even though you may have changed, you are being F**KED because of your past’. #b******s.”
— David James (@jamosfoundation) September 20, 2017
David James comment attracted a lot of criticisms on Twitter.