Sport England is facing calls for the diversity champion to be fired over his role in the “Orwellian Nightmare” that nearly cost a dedicated social worker her job for 20 years.
Olympic swimming star Sharon Davis joined free speech and women’s rights activists last night to call for the removal or resignation of Sport Kwango’s head of diversity, Aidan Walton.
Walton, whose taxpayer-funded mission is to fight “inequality” in sports, has accused a former classmate, Rachel Mead, of posting “anti-transgender” posts on her private Facebook page.
Sharon Davies, MBE, said last night that Walton’s role in Ms. Mead’s plight means he should be fired from his job as chief equity strategist for Sport England.
She’s shared links to news articles, including The Mail on Sunday, on transgender issues, as well as blogs and petitions surrounding the national debate about whether people should be allowed to identify their own gender.
Walton’s only complaint to Social Work England resulted in a mother of two children being suspended for a year from her job at Westminster City Council.
She also faced expulsion by the oversight body at an eligibility to practice hearing.
A court case has been pending on her for nearly two years.
Aiden Walton, who is funded by taxpayers with a mission to fight “inequality” in sports, has accused her ex-teammate, Rachel Meade, of publishing “anti-transgender” posts on her private Facebook page.
In a humiliating dynasty, Social Work England last week dropped its case against the 54-year-old, who said “the past two years have been nothing less than Orwell’s nightmare for me and my family”.
She added, “My apparent crime was sharing some news articles and petitions about the gender identification controversy with less than 50 friends on Facebook. I have been wrongly accused of having vile anti-transgender views.”
Ms Davies MBE said last night that Walton’s role in Ms Meade’s plight means he should be fired from his job as Chief Equity Strategist at Sport England.
“That person shouldn’t be working in Sport England if he does something like this,” she said.
“It’s ridiculous to be sent to hell for two years because of one complaint from an ex-colleague,” said Toby Young of the Federation for Freedom of Expression.
Olympic swimming star, Sharon Davis, joined free speech and women’s rights activists, last night, to call for the removal or resignation of Gwangju’s sports diversity chief, Aidan Walton.
Wilton, 37, declined to comment. At a hearing in Mrs. Mead’s court last week, her attorney, Sarah Fillmore, accused Mr. about his views. “.
Mead’s lawyer, Chazia Khan, accused Social Action England of failing to uphold free speech, and urged the body to apologize to Ms Mead. I went down until last night.
Sport England said that including transgender people in sport is a “challenging and passionate political field, we have always understood and accepted that there is a wide range of personal opinions”.
Ms Mead will take Westminster City Council to an Employment Tribunal on discrimination and raise funds to fight her case.