London: The English Premier League chief at the centre of a sexism row came under fresh pressure to quit his post on Saturday.

Last week Britain’s Sunday Mirror newspaper published leaked private e-mails sent by Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore in which he made crude references to a woman colleague and also included jokes about “female irrationality”.

Now Scudamore has been urged to consider his position by Heather Rabbatts, an independent board member of the Football Association, in light of “growing evidence of a closed culture of sexism” at the Premier League.