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Recently English soccer striker Eniola Aluko spoke out about bullying. One of the fallout issues was the investigation of the complaint itself. Aluko alleged she was victimised as a result of speaking up, evidence was overlooked and key witnesses were not spoken to as part of the investigation process.
Aluko said, “If anybody, was going through something difficult in the team right now, would they speak out? That is the most damaging thing about this because if you think of a young player, for instance, who wants to play for England in the future – let’s say a young black player – she’s going to look at this and go: ‘If anything ever happens to me, what happened to Eni Aluko? I can’t say anything.’ That to me is the most heart-breaking thing.
“I do not think players are going to feel confident sharing grievances… That’s dangerous, if players feel like they cannot speak out about certain things.”*
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*Reference at http://m.bbc.com/sport/football/40995165