Eni Aluko has told the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, that she feels “vindicated” following the FA’s apology, in which they finally admitted she was one of two players subjected to racist abuse, by former manager, Mark Sampson.
FA chief executive, Martin Glenn, has issued a full statement declaring that Sampson made racist remarks to Aluko and her Chelsea teammate Drew Spence.
“I feel vindicated. I feel relieved. It suggests it was all kind of worth it.
“I’ve felt isolated in terms of the process, I didn’t want it to become as adversarial as it has become – the Football Association vs Eni Aluko. That disappoints me, what it has become.
“I haven’t spoken to many individuals that I used to speak to at the FA. As for support from the Professional Footballers Association, I have had unwavering support.
“In terms of friends, in life you realise your strongest friends are and who some aren’t. Lianne Sanderson has been a very good friend of mine and a team-mate. I cannot say I have been completely isolated. It’s been difficult, but I’ve been supported in some areas.
“Without the PFA support, I wouldn’t be sat here and probably wouldn’t have got the result I got today,” Aluko said.