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Vaughan removed from BBC show after allegations of racism


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Former England captain Michael Vaughan was dropped from the Radio 5 Tuffers and Vaughan show after the racism allegations.

Vaughan was named in a report looking into allegations of institutional racism at Yorkshire made by former player Azeem Rafiq, on Friday (November 5).

The BBC said in a statement: “(We) take any allegations of racism extremely seriously. The allegation against Michael Vaughan pre-dates his time working for the BBC, we were not part of the investigation conducted by Yorkshire County Cricket Club and we have had no access to the subsequent report,"

“However, we were made aware of a single allegation which Michael strongly denies and we have been monitoring the situation closely."

“We have made the editorial decision that Michael won’t appear as a presenter on 5 Live’s Tuffers and Vaughan Show on Monday,"

According to Daily Telegraph, Vaughan admitted that he was the former player implicated in the investigation into Rafiq’s allegations of institutional racism at Yorkshire but denied the charges and vowed to “fight” to clear his name.

The Englishman was alleged to have told Rafiq and two other Asian players as they walked onto the field together that there were “too many of you lot, we need to do something about it". But he has denied the accusations for his part.