Former England captain Michael Vaughan will appear on TV channel BT Sport about England’s Final Test with the West Indies, just three months after the broadcaster dropped him after he was implicated in the affair. Rafiq scandal Azeem Rafiq
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Azeem Rafiqwho played alongside Vaughan at Yorkshire, accused the former England captain of making racially insensitive remarks to a group of Asian players during a 2009 match.
Rafiq alleges that Vaughan told the players: “There are too many of you, we need to do something about that.”
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Former Yorkshire foreigner Rana Naved-ul-Hasan and current England star Adil Rashid both support Rafiq’s allegations, and insist they have also heard Vaughan make the comment in question.
However, Vaughan was adamant and repeatedly denied the allegation.
As a result of the allegation, BT Sport went to great lengths to avoid Vaughan appearing on their news coverage of the Ashes, with the broadcaster initially planning to use commentary from Fox Sports throughout the series.
However, Vaughan commented on Ashes for Fox and BT Sport eventually brought David Gower to Australia and used their own commentary for the Tests Vaughan worked for Fox.
At the time, the broadcaster said it had decided to remove him from their coverage because it “would not be editorially appropriate or consistent with BT Sport’s values”.
However, BT Sport presenter Matt Smith revealed during their coverage of Britain’s first Test with the West Indies that Vaughan will appear as the expert on set for the Test. final.
It comes after Vaughan revealed he has taken a diversity and inclusion course after receiving advice from Simon Green, the head of BT Sport.
“I think I’m really very modern and forward-thinking about what we’re all trying to achieve in society,” Vaughan told. Telegraph last month.
“But obviously there’s a lot I don’t know. I can say that from taking this course, I know that I’m a much better person now than I am. What I learned very quickly is that I’m a skin person. white has privilege.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/cricket/michael-vaughan-rafiq-racism-bt-26429038 Michael Vaughan will return as BT Sport pundit this month after Azeem Rafiq claims racism