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FA knew of Phil Neville tweets before making him England women’s manager

• Tweet sent in 2011 made light of domestic abuse
• Neville apologises for tweets and says they do not reflect his beliefs

The Football Association knew about Phil Neville’s sexist tweets before appointing him as England women’s team manager and is under pressure to publicly explain its recruitment process amid mounting criticism.

On Wednesday Neville apologised for the tweets in a statement released by the FA, saying they “are not a true and genuine reflection of either my character or beliefs” but that is unlikely to be the end of the matter.

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Source: gad