Government minister labels Scudamore emails unacceptable

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Posted: May 13, 2014 7:39 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Sexist emails sent by Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore were described as "completely unacceptable" by a British Government minister on Tuesday.

Scudamore was forced to apologize after a newspaper revealed details of emails he sent to friends that were seen by a female employee.

He faced accusations of hypocrisy and calls for punishment after having previously backed equality for women in soccer but the Football Association said on Monday that it was a matter for the Premier League to deal with.

"I found the content of those emails completely unacceptable and very disappointing particularly at a time when there is so much good work and progress being made promoting women's sport," Sports Minister Helen Grant said in a statement.

(Reporting by Steve Tongue,; editing by Tony Jimenez)