Vanarama National League North club Nuneaton Town have announced that they will be launching an internal investigation into claims made that England Ladies midfielder Jo Potter was subjected to sexism by someone at the club.
Potter tweeted about the incident ahead of Town’s game against Tamworth saying “Picking up tickets to a football match & being told ‘you do realise this is a men’s game don’t you?!’ Sexism at its finest #NuneatonTown.’
The incident was reported in several national media outlets, leading to the club releasing a statement clarifying their position.
The statement read “Nuneaton Town FC is extremely disappointed to learn of recent accusations of sexism that have been published in the national media in the last 24 hours.
The articles, which stem from a tweet from England ladies lionesses midfielder Jo Potter – have been published without any contact or communication with the club in regards to the reporting of the matter.
Nuneaton Town FC take any matters regarding sexism very seriously and as soon as the tweets from Ms Potter were made public the club made every effort to contact her to discuss the content of the tweet.
We have also contacted the media departments at the Football Association and the National League in regards to this.
A thorough internal investigation is now underway and a full report on the findings will be published on the official club media sites.
The club would like to place on the record that at no point was Ms Potter ‘abused’ as stated in one of the national publications”