No Room For Racism! BBC Drop Michael Vaughan From Ashes Coverage

Michael Vaughan BBC Ashes racism

Racism has now become very common in the world of sports. In football, it was highlighted on many occasions and even players had faced racist comments from the fans. Recently Michael Vaughan, former England captain gave comments on racism as well.

But recently, a new revelation came out by Azeem Rafiq who accused former England captain Michael Vaughan of comments on racism for which he was dropped from BBC Ashes coverage.

Source: Cricket Addictor

According to Azeem, “Vaughan told him and two other players of Asian origin that there were too many of you lot, we need to do something about it” before a match in 2009. Vaughan has strongly denied the accusation.”

Soon the news spread all over the internet, BBC took action to drop him from the broadcaster team for the upcoming Ashes series clash.

Michael Vaughan dropped from the BBC broadcaster team

On their action, BBC released official statements “While he is involved in a significant story in cricket, for editorial reasons we do not believe that it would be appropriate for Vaughan to have a role in our Ashes team or wider coverage of the sport at the moment.”

Source: NDTV Sports

“We require our contributors to talk about relevant topics and his involvement in the Yorkshire story represents a conflict of interest.”

On BBC’s decision ex-captain, Michael Vaughan shared his disappointment. He said, “I was disappointed with the decision but added the problems afflicting the sport were bigger than his plight.”

“Very disappointed not to be commentating for TMS (Test Match Special) on the Ashes and will miss working with great colleagues and friends, but looking forward to being behind the mic for @foxcricket in Australia,” he wrote on Instagram.

Source: The Telegraph

“The issues facing cricket are bigger than any individual case and I want to be part of the solution, listening, educating myself, and helping to make it a more welcoming sport for all.”

Michael Vaughan was part of the BBC broadcast since 2009 and he was appointed as an analyst. So much stuff going on before Ashes, first, it was Tim Paine who resigned from captaincy, and now Michael’s drop.

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