In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, the NHLPA’s executive director, Bill Daly, listens as U.S. District Judge William Alsup answers questions during a hearing before the U.A.E. Board of Governors in Washington, DC.
The U.K.’s top lawyer on behalf of the Premier League said Wednesday, Sept. 22, that a legal team will begin investigating the claims made by two former players of a former player-coach.
“The players have taken an extraordinary step and taken their case to the highest court in the land,” Bill Daly said during a news conference in London.
Daly said the team had asked the U’a.E.’s court to investigate.
The players said the coach, a former U.C.L.
A coach, pressured them to join the team and told them to play for the team.
Daly’s statement said the club’s legal team was conducting an inquiry into the players’ claims.
The statement did not provide any further details.
The club is the biggest in Europe and the Premier Leagues largest club, which is based in the U-K.
The legal action against Daly comes as Premier League owners are facing increasing scrutiny over their practices.
Several players from England’s Manchester United and Manchester City have accused former players from the English Premier League of racism and discrimination.
Last week, Premier League clubs agreed to pay out millions of pounds to players in compensation after a series of high-profile cases.
In June, former Liverpool player Joe Cole said he received racist treatment at Liverpool’s training ground by a U.L.’s academy manager, which he alleged was part of a “culture of racism” at the club.
Cole, who is black, claimed he was threatened with violence, forced to eat a piece of meat and was threatened by an unnamed Liverpool fan, who said Cole would “never play again” if he ever did.
U.N. human rights experts also accused U.F.C., a U-19 team, of a racist training camp in the UAE and of failing to take the allegations seriously.