Former Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has escaped punishment over his controversial exchange of text messages with Iain Moody. The English Football Association announced on its website on Thursday it would not be taking any action after a lengthy investigation. It said it had spoken to both Mackay and Cardiff’s former director of communications Moody about the inappropriate nature of the language used, but deemed that the messages were sent “with a legitimate expectation of privacy”. The governing body said both individuals had acknowledged that such terms were not acceptable and pointed out Mackay has voluntarily undertaken equality and diversity training. Mackay led Cardiff to promotion to the Premier League in May 2013 but he was sacked the following December after falling out with club chairman Vincent Tan. The 43-year-old Scot became manager of Cardiff’s Championship rivals Wigan in November 2014 but was sacked in April as relegation to League One, the English third tier, loomed. The FA said the messages, […]

Liverpool FC supporters have been recognised as the best fans in England by being named the recipients of this year’s Barclays Fair Play – Fans of the Season 2014-15 award.   The award is presented to a Premier League club whose supporters are deemed to have been the best-behaved in the league for the season and was awarded to Liverpool FC fans for the 2014-15 season. To promote positive fan behavior, the FA established a Fair Play competition, with all Premier League matches and the behavior of fans at matches being monitored by delegates from the FA. Points are awarded for positive verbal support and recognition of outstanding play by the opposition, as well as respect for match officials and opposing fans. Alongside the award, Liverpool FC will also receive £20,000 from the FA Charity Committee, which can be used to provide a donation to a charity of choice or fund initiatives that enhance the positive atmosphere in stadium or that directly benefit supporters. […]