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Aluko says that Martin Glenn intimated to her that if she released a statement that if she released a statement saying that the FA is not institutionally racist then she would receive the rest of her settlement money. She refused.
Have you been paid the full amount of your settlement by the FA? “I have not,” Aluko says.
Why not? “They were agreed in two tranches. The FA have claimed I was defamatory in a tweet I have sent and on that basis they feel they were legally entitled to withold the payment. I disagree with that. I think when the initial Daily Mail article came out I was very brief. I wanted people to still support the England team. It was only after that when a lot of misleading stories came out and I felt I needed to speak out. The FA were keen for me to be very clear. I have given two interviews.”
Aluko describes it as a “request/demand . . . unwarranted and unreasonable.” As it stands: the FA is refusing to pay up.