Still unclear whether former Cardiff manager will face reprimand…
The FA’s investigation into the series of racist, sexist, homophobic and anti-semitic text messages by Wigan manager Malky Mackay is to be delayed after new information came to light, reports Daily Mail.
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Investigators were hoping to complete their inquiries in February, however they have now been stalled after receiving a new trove of information which could cause their findings to remain unpublished until the end of the current season.
FA Chairman Greg Dyke said a statement would be released this week explaining the delay.
The organisation has already spent months debating whether they can actually charge Mackay as the messages could be construed as both private and public.
Mackay made the point to the inquiry that the messages were sent in a private capacity and do not fall under their jurisdiction – which does have precedent after the FA refused to charge Premier League chief Richard Scudamore for a series of sexist emails with a colleague last year.
The Mail say it looked increasingly likely in January that the two men would escape punishment because of this reason despite both admitting they send the messages in question.
However, the news both men could avoid reprimand appears to have caused a number of other witnesses to come forward and reveal new information.
The investigation has also used the comments as a basis to discover whether there was a culture of racism, sexism and homophobia during the reign of Mackay at Cardiff, not just privately between then head of recruitment Iain Moody.
The original revelations came about because of an investigation by Cardiff owner Vincent Tan into the club’s transfer business which allowed access to computers and emails accessed by Moody.