It added he had been "inundated with support" from "fellow professionals of the highest repute including John Barnes, Kevin Keegan, Les Ferdinand and Andrew Cole, as well as other football professionals including managers, coaches, players, and football fans, all of which provided unchallenged evidence to the Commission as to Peter's good character, the fact that he is not a racist and whatever was said, there was no intent to cause offence". A statement from Beardsley's solicitors released shortly after the verdict was made public said: "Peter Beardsley is very surprised and disappointed by the decision of the Regulatory Commission. As a player, Newcastle-born Beardsley enjoyed two spells at his hometown club, making more than 300 appearances, and also played for Liverpool, Everton, Manchester City, Fulham, Bolton, Hartlepool, Doncaster, Carlisle and Vancouver Whitecaps. By the end of the tournament, 2,000 volunteers, 60 members of staff and 900 participants from the 16 competing teams will have received face-to-face mental fitness awareness training. He was charged by the Football Association with three counts of using racist language to players in March and had "categorically denied" the claims. The latest rumours and stories from around the world of football. Read about our approach to external linking. Peter Beardsley has left … LIVERPOOL SET FOR SPECIAL TROPHY SHOULD THEY REMAIN UNBEATEN. Barnes said: 'Peter Beardsley is from a particularly era where what was called banter back then was completely accepted, but isn't acceptable now. He was charged by the Football Association with three counts of using racist language to players. Beardsley is serving a seven-month ban from all football activity after an independent FA commission found him guilty of racially abusing young black players when coach of Newcastle's … Fleet Street's first female football reporter, Julie Welch, tells Football Focus' Caroline de Moraes about the ups and downs of making her way in such a male-dominated industry. The EFL got in touch with MacAnthony to ensure ground safety regulations would be met and that winners would be screened to ensure they were not subject to stadium bans. Logan pointed out the link, but why on earth did they not speak to ex-athletes or coaches with no Nike connections, such as Jessica Ennis-Hill's forthright former coach Toni Minichiello? We are no longer accepting comments on this article. He spent part of his recent gardening leave attending FA coaching courses at St George’s Park, completing his Uefa A coaching licence. Former Newcastle United forward Peter Beardsley has been suspended from all football-related activity for 32 weeks for making racist comments to players. The Posh owner posted a video on YouTube launching the competition, telling viewers his position as owner of a club meant he received tickets for all manner of matches, and that they had to follow him on YouTube and Twitter to enter. Former Newcastle United forward Peter Beardsley has been suspended from all football-related activity for 32 weeks for making racist comments to players. Darragh MacAnthony attracted controversy for using Carabao Cup final tickets as a prize, BEEB LET NIKE PAIR DO THE SOFT SHOE SHUFFLE. Peter Andrew Beardsley MBE (born 18 January 1961) is an English former footballer who played as a forward or midfielder between 1979 and 1999. All three charges were proven by the panel,external-link which found: Football's anti-discrimination group Kick It Out called on Newcastle to publish its own findings from its internal investigation in the wake of the FA panel's punishment, "and clarify whether he was sacked for racist abuse". I'm not sure how they do it, I've seen it before': Jordan Henderson accuses VAR of altering picture to disallow goal after being robbed of Merseyside derby winner by controversial decision, OLIVER HOLT: Jordan Pickford was the most relieved man in Goodison Park... 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