Trouble seems to be mounting for former England cricket and captain Michael Vaughan as not only he has been removed from the panel of the BBC radio show but now another player has come forward claiming he witnessed firsthand abuse from the mouth of former England player.
Rana Naved-ul-Hasan in his talks with the ITV news claimed that while playing in 2009 in Nottinghamshire, Vaughan used the praise “There is too many of you…”. The former Pakistani cricketer feels that the comment was used in bad taste and that the words were wrong for any Asian player
Azeem Rafiq, the ex-Yorkshire player claimed that Vaughan told four players “there’s too many of you lot, we need to do something about it”.
Often known for putting scathing remarks against Team India, Michael Vaughan has strongly denied all the allegations of racism put forth against him.
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Naved-ul-Hasan claims he witnessed those comments as he was a part of the team and said that “I want to just say that the statement Mr. Vaughan gave today is very wrong because I’m a witness for that story”
The BBC in response to the allegation has stated that it takes allegations of racism very seriously. The channel has mentioned that the allegations were of the time before Vaughan started working for the BBC and therefore, the channel was not part of the investigation conducted by the Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
Vaughan responded said as this is the most serious allegation he has ever faced in his life till now and that he will fight to prove it wrong.