Michael Vaughan denies using racist language: ‘That’s not what I am about’

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The former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has categorically denied using racist language to four Asian players in 2009, telling a disciplinary hearing: “That’s not what I am about”.

On a day when Azeem Rafiq was accused of playing “the race card” and the thoroughness of the ECB’s investigation was questioned Vaughan took the stand to reject claims that he said: “There’s too many of you lot; we have to have a word about that” to the players before a Twenty20 game between Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire.

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Written by Sean Ingle
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