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LONDON (AP) A senior member of Crystal Palace's coaching staff quit on Thursday after becoming embroiled in a text-message controversy that also involves former Cardiff manager Malky Mackay and is the subject of an English Football Association investigation.
A dossier has been sent by Cardiff to the FA, outlining allegations that a string of inappropriate text messages were sent between Iain Moody and Mackay while they were employed by the Welsh club. Sections of the British media reported that the messages were of a racist, sexist and anti-gay nature.
Hours after the governing body confirmed it was "investigating the matter," Palace accepted the resignation of Moody, who held the position of sporting director, with immediate effect "in light of the events."