Millwall head of youth recruitment suspended over social media conduct

Millwall’s head of youth recruitment Barry Dunn has been suspended by the Football Association (FA) after interacting with an alleged Islamophobic social media post earlier this year.

Dunn was charged for retweeting the post from a now-deleted Twitter account in March 2023. He initially denied the charge however later on admitted that he understood how the post was offensive to those of the Islamic faith.

Dunn has now been suspended from all football club-related activity for eight weeks and will be fined a week’s wages. He will also attend an FA-led education course and has been warned as to his future conduct.

Millwall released a statement on the incident confirming that they too will commence with a disciplinary process on the issue reiterating that the club has a “zero-tolerance policy” against discrimination.

The statement read: “The club notes the regulatory commission’s decision to find a member of its staff guilty of a breach of FA Rule 3.1. As is company policy, the club will now conduct its own disciplinary process in line with HR regulations.

“Millwall has a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination of all kinds and continues to work tirelessly alongside all stakeholders to help with football’s industry-wide efforts to rid the sport and society of any prejudices.”

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