Manchester City forced to investigate top academy boss accused of a racial slur

MANCHESTER CITY were forced to investigate a top academy boss accused of a racial slur after labelling ‘big, black and quick’ players “BBQs”, according to reports.

The Mirror has revealed Dean Ramsdale was accused of using the term during a meeting about players, in front of colleagues and two football agents.

 Dean Ramsdale is a major maprt of the City Academy project

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Dean Ramsdale is a major maprt of the City Academy project

One witnesses was angered enough to make his feelings known in a formal letter of complaint.

City were quick to react, launching an investigating into language they deemed clumsy and inappropriate.

The Etihad’s HR and legal teams were informed of the incident and Ramsdale was warned by his bosses that such behaviour would not be tolerated by the multicultural club and a letter of apology was sent out to the offended party.

City are yet to learn if the written sorry was accepted and the embarrassing issue, sparked by comments made in early June, can be closed.

 Man City academy boss Dean Ramsgate was investigated

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Man City academy boss Dean Ramsgate was investigated
 City were forced to apologise for the language used by their academy boss

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City were forced to apologise for the language used by their academy boss
 Manchester City believe they have dealt with the incident thoroughly and correctly

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Manchester City believe they have dealt with the incident thoroughly and correctly

The club work with football’s relevant race relations groups and employ a diversity and inclusion officer.

Ramsdale’s official title is youth scouting and recruitment manager for the City Football Group.

The former Barnsley player joined City from Sheffield Wednesday in 2017 after 20 years’ experience at clubs like Leeds, Burnley and Preston.

The incident is the second to hit a high-profile Premier League side in recent years.

West Ham’s head of recruitment Tony Henry was banned for a year by the FA after claiming African players “cause mayhem.”

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MANCHESTER CITY were forced to investigate a top academy boss accused of a racial slur after labelling ‘big, black and quick’ players “BBQs”, according to reports.