Michael Vaughan dropped from BBC show after allegations of racism

After allegations of racism were levelled against former England skipper Michael Vaughan by two players, he got expelled from a BBC show.

For the last 12 years, Vaughan has been working as an analyst on Test Match Special on the BBC 5 Live’s ‘The Tuffers and Vaughan Cricket Show.

However, following the allegations of racism by Azeem Rafiq, he will not appear in the show on Monday. Rafiq claimed that Vaughan had made racist comments towards him and other players before a 2009 Yorkshire match.

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

Representing the county from 1991 until his retirement in 2009, Michael Vaughan apparently, told a group of Asian players, including Rafiq, “Too many of you lot, we need to do something about it.”

The alleged incident took place as Yorkshire were taking the field during a match against Nottinghamshire in 2009, Rafiq’s maiden season as a professional.

Vaughan further wrote in the column, “I completely and categorically deny that I ever said those words. I have nothing to hide. The ‘you lot’ comment never happened.”

“Anyone trying to recollect words said 10 years ago will be fallible but I am adamant those words were not used. If Rafiq believes something was said at the time to upset him then that is what he believes,” he added.

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