Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan (Image Credit: Twitter)

BBC has removed former England captain Michael Vaughan from the Radio 5 Tuffers and Vaughan show after the racism allegations.

Vaughan’s name was dragged into the ‘Azeem Rafiq racism issue’, which has gained a lot of attention recently, and England And Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is doing their investigation on this matter.

Azeem Rafiq[photo: Twitter]
Allegedly the former England skipper told the few Asian players that there were too many of their kind and something needs to be done on this matter. Meanwhile, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, who was a Yorkshire cricketer has stated that in 2009 he had heard Vaughan passing racist comments on to Asian players.

However, Vaughan has completely denied these allegations and said:

That the allegation came completely out of the blue and more than a decade after it was alleged to have happened made it all the more difficult to process. I completely and categorically deny that I ever said those words,” 

The Allegation Against Michael Vaughan Predates His Time Working For The BBC – Official Release

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan (Image Credit: Twitter)

BBC released an official statement on this matter and stated that they are aware of the allegations imposed on Vaughan, and they are monitoring the situation closely.

The allegation against Michael Vaughan predates 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,” read the statement released by the BBC.

Michael Vaughan
(Image Credit: Twitter)

The official statement further added that they have decided that Vaughan won’t be appearing on the “5 live’s Tuffer’s and Vaughan show” due to the racism allegations, and they need to make sure that they “maintain the impartiality of the programme”.

We have made the editorial decision that Michael won’t appear as a presenter on 5 live’s Tuffer’s and Vaughan show on Monday. The show focuses on the topical discussion around current cricketing matters and given his personal involvement, we need to ensure we maintain the impartiality of the programme. We remain in discussion with Michael and his team,” concluded the statement.

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