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Chris Kamara defends suspended Michael Vaughan – insisting the ‘devastated’ star is not a racist

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.

Chris Kamara insists his former England cricket captain pal Michael Vaughan ‘isn’t a racist’
Vaughan is alleged to have told Asian Yorkshire team-mates there are ‘too many of you lot’ in 2009, which he denies

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.

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“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.

Azeem Rafiq broke down in tears as he revealed the horrifying extent of racism in cricket to MPs

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