Former Crawley manager John Yems has ban for racism extended to three years | The FA

The former Crawley manager John Yems has had his ban from football extended to three years for 12 breaches of anti-discrimination rules. The Football Association said it was “the longest ever ban issued to a participant in English football for discrimination”.

Yems was initially banned by an independent regulatory commission for 17 months until 1 June 2024 but the FA appealed, arguing the sanction was insufficient, and an independent appeal board has imposed a ban from all football and football-related activity up to and including 5 January 2026.

“We fundamentally disagreed with the…


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