THERE’S NO denying that the Eni Aluko affair is messy and confusing and paints a very grim picture of the Football Association. But what’s equally as sad as the accusations of racism and bullying is that women’s football has become as clichéd and, dare we say, tarnished as the men’s game. There’s been some closing of ranks by the look of things, with Gareth Southgate claiming on Eurosport that Mark Sampson is an “excellent character” and two enquiries revealing nothing. One wonders what the outcome will eventually look like. Aluko herself was paid £ 80,000 to close (or keep quiet?) the matter, but its suggested that her omission from the England squad is linked to her complaint. Whether it was or not, some of…