sport news NFL scrutinised over lack of diversity after several post-season sackings

NFL scrutinised over lack of diversity after several post-season sackings leaves just two African American head coaches operating in the league Six NFL head coaches were fired immediately after the end of regular season  There are now just two African American head coaches in the league  Only Anthony Lynn of Los Angeles Chargers and Pittsburgh's Mike Tomlin remain

By Jahmal Corner, Reuters

Published: 14:06 GMT, 1 January 2019 | Updated: 14:06 GMT, 1 January 2019

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The National Football League is under the microscope for a lack of minority head coaches after a recent slew of firings in the league.

Only two African American head coaches and one general manager remain after multiple coaches were axed on Monday following the end of the regular season.

Marvin Lewis left the top job at the Cincinnati Bengals, one of six head coaches ditched within 12 hours of the end of the regular season as teams acted swiftly in the wake of disappointing campaigns.

The Cincinnati Bengals parted ways with Marvin Lewis immediately after the regular season

The Cincinnati Bengals parted ways with Marvin Lewis immediately after the regular season

'Not a good look for diversity today in the NFL,' NFL Network's Jim Trotter tweeted on Tuesday.

'In 2006, when Commissioner Goodell was hired, there were seven minority coaches and four minority general managers. Today there are three minority HCs and 1 minority GM after Ozzie (Newsome) retires.'

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