British coach and ex-Corrie star BANNED for three years due to misconduct

A British Athletics coach has been banned for three years after admitting to misconduct charges including fat-shaming and mocking disabled people.

Fuzz Caan, who has appeared in Coronation Street, was originally suspended by UK Athletics in June 2021.

Fuzz Caan has received a three-year ban for misconduct

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Fuzz Caan has received a three-year ban for misconduct
The British coach has admitted to the charges against him

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The British coach has admitted to the charges against him

It came after the organisation received a letter of complaint “signed by several individuals in the high jump community”.

The decision meant he was unable to coach his athletes – which included Morgan Lake and Emily Borthwick – at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

An investigation was then carried out by UK Athletics and 12 charges were subsequently levelled at Caan.

They included claims he “repeatedly swore and shouted” at an athlete “for a period of several minutes”.

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He was also said to have labelled an athlete a “f***ing idiot”, a para-athlete “fat and slow”, and a doctor a “f***wit”.

Another startling allegation was that he “made fun of disabled people by doing an impression where he walked with a limp, held his arm bent and made noises whilst sticking his tongue out”.

Caan, who helped Robbie Grabarz win a silver medal at the 2012 London Games, was also accused of calling his athletes by highly inappropriate names.

They included “bad foot Gay” and “limp foot Christie”.

Caan, who started working as a consultant at the Saudi Olympic Training Centre last year, was due to appear at a UK Athletics hearing into the charges this week.

But a decision has now been reached without a hearing due to his admission of guilt.

UK Athletics confirmed Caan’s coaching license will be suspended for three years – a period backdated from June 2021.