FAI clear Stephen Kenny of wrongdoing following alleged 'anti-British' video controversy

Sun, Nov 22 2020
Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny Credit: Michael P Ryan (ETPhotos)

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) have cleared manager Stephen Kenny of any wrongdoing after the conclusion of a recent investigation.

The investigation was launched on Thursday evening after it was reported that Kenny had shown a video to his players before the friendly against England at Wembley Stadium the week previous.

At the time, the FAI said that they were looking into the incident ‘as a matter of urgency’.

But in a statement on Sunday evening, they have cleared Kenny of any wrongdoing.

“Earlier this week issues regarding content shared with the senior Ireland men’s team ahead of the recent friendly against England at Wembley Stadium were brought to the attention of the FAI,” the statement begun.

“Following this development, the FAI decided it was appropriate to look into the matter. Since then the FAI has had discussions with a number of staff members and players, including the team manager, Stephen Kenny. 

“The Board has accepted the explanations provided and considers that the matter is now closed.”

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