FOOTBALL pundit Chris Kamara insists his former England cricket captain pal Michael Vaughan “isn’t a racist”.
He said his friend would be devastated at the claims — and being dropped from the BBC’s Ashes coverage.
Sky Sports presenter Kammy, 63, said: “I have known Michael Vaughan for long enough and I know him really well and in my opinion he isn’t racist at all.
“That’s the last thing I would accuse him of.
“He is a good pal of mine. I would never be able to believe he is racist.”
Vaughan’s career is in tatters after being accused of making racist remarks to whistle-blower cricketer Azeem Rafiq, 30.
Vaughan, 47, is alleged to have told Asian Yorkshire team-mates there are “too many of you lot” in 2009, which he denies.
Chris, who will be the new host of Channel 5’s Cash in the Attic, said: “I can’t say whether he said it or not. It is hard to comment because if someone else believes he did say it or is racist then that’s their opinion.
“But from my personal point of view, I know he isn’t racist. I have known him long enough to say that with confidence.
“I know he will be devastated and hurt over this.”
Ex-Leeds United player Chris is a long-term advocate for kicking out racism in football as a patron of Show Racism the Red Card.