Former Crawley Town manager John Yems has been suspended from all football-related activity until 1 June 2024.
Yems, 63, was also ordered to attend an educational program for his 12 violations of FA Rule E3.2, which relates to comments on race and ethnicity. The penalty was imposed by an independent regulatory commission, with written justification yet to be released by the FA.
Yems was suspended by Crawley last April after he was accused of using discriminatory language. The League Two club then parted ways with Yems a few weeks later.
An FA statement on Friday said: “An independent Regulatory Commission has suspended John Yems from all football and football-related activities up to and including 1 June 2024 and has ordered him to attend a training program for 12 breaches of FA Rule E3.2 .
“The former Crawley Town FC manager has been accused of making 16 alleged comments in violation of FA Rule E3.2 between 2019 and 2022. It was alleged that each breach constituted a ‘serious breach’ of IA Rule E3.2 as the comments contained a reference to ethnic origin and/or color and/or race and/or nationality and/or religion or belief and/or or gender.
“It has also been alleged that he discriminated against Crawley Town FC players on grounds of ethnic origin and/or color and/or race and/or nationality and/or religion or belief in the period between 2019 and 2022 in breach of FA Rule E4 However, these charges were denied by John Yems and later withdrawn by the FA before a hearing.
“Jon (sic) Yems admitted one of the remaining 16 charges and denied 15. An independent regulatory commission subsequently determined during a hearing that 11 of these were proven and four were not proven. The Commission has also imposed its sanctions and its written reasons for these decisions will be published as soon as possible.”
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https://theathletic.com/4065107/2023/01/06/john-yems-suspended/ John Yems was suspended from football-related activities until June 2024 after multiple breaches of the FA rule