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FAW recoils from Evans' outburst


The Football Association of Wales has moved to distance itself from comments made by former secretary Alun Evans.

Last week Evans criticised the English FA's decision to allow Cardiff City to play in the Uefa Cup, if the Welsh side beat Portsmouth in the FA Cup final.

In response, Cardiff chairman Peter Ridsdale said the club could consider ending its affiliation with the FAW.

A statement issued by the FAW said: "The views attributed to Mr Evans... are his own and not those of the FAW."


Evans said that the FA's decision, which had the backing of European football's governing body Uefa, had harmed the "credibility of Welsh football on an international basis".

He went on to say that Cardiff had "no relevance to Welsh football".

The FAW statement revealed that it had received a number of complaints about the comments of Evans, who longer holds an official role within the organisation.

The statement continued: "The FAW would like to point out that Mr Evans has not been Secretary of the FAW since his retirement from the FAW in July 1995.

"Mr Evans lost his seat on the FAW Council at the last Triennial Elections in August 2007."

see also
Cardiff chief's FAW quit threat
25 Apr 08 |  Cardiff City
Evans opposes FA's Cardiff ruling
25 Apr 08 |  Cardiff City
Jason Perry column
25 Apr 08 |  Cardiff City
Ledley claims FA Cup semi award
15 Apr 08 |  FA Cup
Uefa plan may hurt Welsh football
07 Apr 08 |  Cardiff City
Uefa offers Cardiff Euro lifeline
07 Apr 08 |  Cardiff City
BBC Sport Wales coverage
23 Mar 08 |  Wales

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