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SWFC Director Resigns

SWFC Director Resigns

Wednesday director Keith Addy has resigned after making a racist comment to the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.

Addy, who along with former chairman Dave Allen and fellow director Geoff Hulley owns 30% of the club, had made the remark late last year in a phone call to a member of staff. The club completed its investigations into the issue, prompting Addy's move.

It was reprehensible behaviour from someone who should know better, and further unwelcome instability at board level at S6.

He said 'I can confirm that with great sadness I have decided to stand down as a non-executive director of Sheffield Wednesday FC with immediate effect. My resignation follows a remark I made in November last year to a member of staff at the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

'This remark, directed not at the employee, but at a public agency, used a term which I now realise was racially offensive and wholly inappropriate; however it was not intended as a racial slur but was stated in the heat of the moment at a time of stress and out of frustration.

'I would like to make a full and frank apology to the employee who the comment was made to and anyone who may have felt let down by the behaviour I unwittingly displayed.'

Writer:Auckland Owl
Date:Tuesday January 8 2008
Time: 6:40PM

Comments

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Good riddance to him, he's a disgrace.
Duggo
08/01/2008 19:00:00
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WELL THERE wasnt any other outcome really was there. what was he thinking about. good riddance
mick66owl
08/01/2008 19:05:00
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What did he say?
onedeaddj
09/01/2008 00:55:00
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He had to go and no surprise he has!!
will it ever happen
09/01/2008 08:49:00
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SOME THING RACSIST
mick66owl
09/01/2008 16:29:00
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Don't think it's been released onedeaddj, nor do I think it should be really...
NicNac
09/01/2008 18:56:00
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Then how can you call him a disgrace if you don't even know what he said? It may be something you also said last week.
onedeaddj
10/01/2008 12:48:00
0
shame, but he had to go realy in the interest of the club, and the board retaining it's brilliant reputation...........
Walkley
15/01/2008 21:57:00
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At this rate we will have no one on the board in a few months, the shares will become een more spread out, and no one will ever want to buy us!!
Walkley
15/01/2008 21:58:00
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