Former Chelsea defender and Kick It Out campaigner Paul Elliott has resigned from his roles at the FA following news that he sent abusive texts to ex-Charlton centre-back, Richard Rufus.
Elliott, who was awarded with a CBE at the beginning of February for his services to equality and diversity in football, apparently referred to Rufus with a racist slur during an argument over text, and the FA released a statement today detailing the former footballer’s resignation from the organisation.
In the statement, FA Chairman David Bernstein said: "I wish to thank Paul for his dedicated and unstinting work, particularly in the area of anti-racism.
"I am saddened by this turn of events and it is with regret that we accept Paul's resignation.
"However, the use of discriminatory language is unacceptable regardless of its context and in effect has made Paul's position untenable."