FORMER Birmingham defender Michael Johnson has withdrawn from the Football Association’s inclusion advisory board having come under fire for comments regarding homosexuality.
The 40-year-old stated during a TV appearance in 2012 that he would not support the FA’s anti-homophobia campaign because “in the bible it states homosexuality is detestable unto the Lord”.
Following Johnson’s addition last month to the FA’s 10-man panel to promote inclusion within football, he adamantly declared he no longer held such views.
However, Johnson yesterday chose to terminate his role.
He said: “I feel that it’s in the best interests of all concerned if I step down from my duties.
“My position was voluntary and I’ve decided to use that time to continue my personal development and education within equality.”