Former Crawley manager John Yems has been banned from football for 15 months for multiple breaches of the Football Association’s rule relating to discriminatory comments.
Yems, 63, was charged by the Football Association after he made 16 alleged comments which “included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race and/or nationality and/or religion or belief and/or gender” to Crawley players between 2019 and 2022.
On Friday, the FA said Yems admitted one of the charges and denied 15. At a subsequent hearing, an independent Regulatory Commission found 11 of the alleged comments to be proven and four unproven.
In addition to his suspension, Yems has been ordered to attend an education programme.
A statement from the FA read: “An independent Regulatory Commission has suspended John Yems from all football and football-related activity up to and…