Michael Vaughan Resigned From BBC 5 Live’s “Tuffers and Vaughan Show” Monday After Azeem Rafiq Claims | Cricket News


Michael Vaughan firmly denies Azeem Rafiq’s accusation of making a racist comment against him and other players prior to a Yorkshire game in 2009; This article contains comments that some readers may find shocking

Last updated: 05/11/21 17:27

Former England captain Michael Vaughan will not present his BBC radio show on Monday

Former England captain Michael Vaughan will not appear on BBC 5 Live’s “Tuffers and Vaughan Show” on Monday following claims by Azeem Rafiq that he made a callous racist comment during his time in Yorkshire.

Vaughan revealed in his Daily Telegraph Thursday that he was implicated in a report on Rafiq’s institutional racism allegations to the Yorkshire County Cricket Club, but flatly denied telling a group of Asian teammates that there were “too many of you, we need to do something about it. “.

However, a BBC spokesperson said on Friday: “The BBC takes any allegation of racism very seriously.

“The allegation against Michael Vaughan pre-dates his time with the BBC, we were not part of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club investigation and had no access to the next report.

“However, we have been made aware of a single allegation that Michael firmly denies and have monitored the situation closely.

“We made the editorial decision that Michael will not appear as a presenter on 5 Live’s Tuffers and Vaughan Show on Monday.

“The show focuses on topical discussion of current cricket topics and, given his personal involvement, we need to make sure we maintain the fairness of the program. We remain in discussion with Michael and his team.”

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