Having spent weeks fighting accusations of racism, with a panel declaring he’d done nothing wrong, Mark Sampson has now been sacked as the manager of the England Women’s team due to “inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour” in his previous managerial role at the Bristol Academy.

It has since emerged that Sampson was the subject of a safeguarding investigation more than a year before he became manager of England and that The FA were warned about employing him before he got the job.

So, the governing body of the most popular sport in the country has found itself embroiled in a scandal, not for the first time.

We’ve taken a look back at previous scandals that have rocked the FA.

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