Premier League players to undergo ‘mandatory sexual consent training’ – media – RT Sport News


Premier League players and staff are to receive mandatory training to educate them further on sexual consent, amid several high-profile cases of alleged sexual assaults involving footballers, it has been reported.

According to The Telegraph, new measures are being taken to help tackle sexual impropriety among footballers to end what appears to be a growing trend of allegations against certain players.

This follows cases involving the likes of Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy and Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood. Mendy has been charged with multiple sex offences, while Greenwood was arrested earlier this year on suspicion of sexual assault and death threats. Neither player has yet been found guilty by a jury.

Another case involving an unnamed Premier League footballer is also reportedly being investigated.


Previously, Premier League clubs ran programs to educate underage players about consent in sex, bullying and sexual harassment – but this was not mandatory for senior players.

The new rules state that even experienced players will be subject to the training which will be carried out by trained professionals, and clubs that fail to implement the face-to-face training sessions will face disciplinary sanctions.

The proposal was launched earlier this summer to combat “a culture of gender-based violence“, according to various anti-violence activists.

We are delighted to see that the Premier League has adopted the action plan we sent to them in our open letter and to the FA on the urgency needed to tackle gender-based violence in football.said Shaista Aziz, co-director of The Three Hijabis, a group that fights violence against women.

This is an important and long-awaited first step in the right direction. However, we need greater transparency on how these new guidelines will be implemented by Premier League clubs. Any program to address gender-based violence must be implemented by specialists in violence against women and girls if it is to be a meaningful change.

Details matter, as does transparency and accountability. We have had productive meetings with the Premier League on these issues and look forward to meeting again to discuss the implementation of our demands. The FA, on the other hand, continues to be opaque, quirky and dismissive in its behavior towards us. We call on the FA to urgently engage in the fight against gender-based violence in football.

It’s incoherent and inconceivable that in 2022 you can have a top footballer charged with these very serious crimes and his employer saying, ‘It’s okay, he can keep going to work.’ It’s outrageous, and it goes completely against the grain of our open letter..”


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The anonymous Premier League player currently under investigation has not been suspended by his club, while Manchester City only served Mendy a suspension when he was formally charged by police, but after learning that he was under investigation by the authorities.

The Football Association of England, however, told the Telegraph in a statement that it reserves stiff penalties for players who break the law.

The FA strongly condemns violence and prejudice of any kind, including misogyny, and encourages anyone who has experienced or witnessed such behavior to report it to the police and relevant authorities so that they can the subject of an investigation.,” they said.

The FA will take the allegations very seriously and will take action within its jurisdiction. Any such cases would be investigated once any criminal or statutory investigation is completed..”


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