FA investigating alleged misconduct by Mackay and Moody after Cardiff submit dossier

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first_imgThe Football Association is investigating a dossier on the conduct of Malky Mackay and Iain Moody submitted to the governing body by Cardiff.The FA has confirmed it has received a detailed account of issues related to former Cardiff manager Mackay and his head of recruitment Moody, now director of football at Crystal Palace.In an explosive report in Thursday’s Daily Mail, the newspaper reported the document contains allegations of racist, sexist and homophobic text messages.An FA spokesman said: “The FA can confirm it is currently investigating this matter.”Mackay had been in talks over the vacant managerial job at Crystal Palace, but the Eagles ended their interest as the allegations surfaced.Cardiff owner Vincent Tan sacked Mackay in December 2013, just a few months after the Scot had ended the Bluebirds’ 51-year wait for top-flight football.Two months earlier Moody had been placed on gardening leave before being subsequently dismissed.Mackay launched a £7.5million legal claim against Tan for compensation and wrongful dismissal after his sacking but suddenly dropped the claim in May and issued an apology to the Malaysian businessman.Cardiff have declined to make any public comment on the dossier, saying it is a now a legal matter in the hands of the Football Association.Earlier this week Palace were fined by the Premier League for their part in the ‘spygate’ saga involving Cardiff last April.The Premier League determined that Palace had breached their ‘good faith’ rule – B16 – by obtaining information about Cardiff’s team ahead of their 3-0 win when the two clubs were relegation rivals.The Welsh club had complained to the Premier League that Moody had contacted Cardiff employees for information in the build-up to the game. Malky Mackay 1last_img

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