Cardiff City considers legal action following ex-manager’s anti-gay texts

Cardiff City football club is considering taking legal action against a former manager who admitted sending homophobic and racist text messages.

Allegations were made in August 2014 that former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay and his then head of recruitment Iain Moody were involved in a string of racist, homophobic and sexist text messages – one of which allegedly read: “He’s a snake, a gay snake. Not to be trusted.”

Mackay has since apologised for the text messages.

Now Cardiff City is, according to the BBC, considering reporting the texts to FIFA, taking the case to the European Court of Arbitration for Sport, seeking a judicial review over the FA rules and going public with the evidence already submitted to the FA.

Moody previously told Palace fan magazine ‘Five Year Plan’: “In life, most people you meet are good people. There are some who aren’t and never will be.

“I think good people sometimes do bad things. It doesn’t mean that they are no longer good people and I think everyone has got something you can refer to in your own past to say why did I do that?”

The League Managers’ Association (LMA) previously apologised for a statement which referred to the allegations of racism, homophobia and sexism as “friendly text message banter”.