THE Professional Footballers' Association has jumped to the defence of Gordon Taylor after he allegedly referred to black players as "coloured."
Taylor, chief executive of the PFA, reportedly made the remark during an event to promote racial equality less than a year ago.
PA:Press Association4 Gordon Taylor is under fire for reportedly using the word 'coloured' when talking about black people
The 73-year-old former Bolton and Birmingham winger has told the PFA he has no recollection of using the word.
And he has been defended by a spokesperson from the association who said: "Gordon firmly believes he didn’t say it and it is not language he would ever use.
"He has led in this area for 40 years and understands fully the sensitivities.”
Taylor, who earns a £2.3million salary, has worked full-time at the PFA since retiring from football in 1980.