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Club Statement Regarding George Borg

In response to quotes made by George Borg following his punishment by the FA, Wingate and Finchley Football Club would like to issue the following statement: George Borg was found guilty of aggravated misconduct by breaching FA Rule E3(1), and it was found that the allegation was an aggravated breach as defined in Rule E3(2), as it included reference to ethnic origin, and/or race, and/or religion or belief. As a result of his misconduct, George Borg has been directed to attend an educational programme on racial prejudice. For a man and manager in the twilight of his career, there is no doubt that this will be his legacy and speaks entirely for itself. We all have a duty to protect every person in football from any type of prejudice or racism, as it has no place in society. That is why Wingate FC was formed in 1946 in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War - to fight racism through sport. George Borg's allegations with regard to his reasoning for making the remarks are simply not worthy of comment save to say, as the club has on a previous occasion, that they are strenuously denied. Finally, we would like to publicly thank and praise Enfield Town for taking swift action in sacking Mr Borg after the incident. It is clear that the decision has been vindicated by his proven guilt and continual denial.

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