Women’s Aid statement on allegations against Diafra Sakho
Tuesday 25th August 2015
Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said:
“The allegations against Diafra Sakho, as revealed in the news today, are extremely serious. If found to be true, it is important that they are recognised for what they are – acts of domestic violence.
“Women’s Aid launched its Football United campaign last year to use the power and platform of football to call on the football community to stand together against domestic abuse. It seems even more important, in light of today’s allegations, that we do just that. Football can be a powerful agent for change; that’s why we are working with football teams and agencies to ensure that football organisations have policies and procedures in place to know how to deal with domestic violence. Domestic violence must not be tolerated, no matter how good at football you are.”