AFC Wimbledon ‘promptly resolve’ issue after employee accused of abusive remarks

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AFC Wimbledon say they moved to "promptly resolve" a reported incident of their former managing director making sexist and abusive comments about a female co-worker.

According to The Times, Danny Macklin - who left his post earlier this month - was recorded in his office making the comments about a colleague.

Wimbledon said in a statement: "The Club is aware of a report today in the national press about AFC Wimbledon and we therefore issue the following statement in response.

"AFC Wimbledon strives to be a responsible, inclusive and modern fan-owned club. As such, it takes its obligation to act properly and set an example, as well as its duty of care towards employees and fans, extremely seriously.

"Behaviour such as that being alleged was and is not tolerated, nor is it representative of the culture at AFC Wimbledon.

"Once we became aware of the matter we acted appropriately in accordance with our responsibilities and values to promptly resolve it.

"For legal reasons we are not able to say more."