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Malky Mackay and Iain Moody accused of 'racist texts'

Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay and the club's ex-head of recruitment Iain Moody have been accused of sending "sexist, racist and homophobic" text messages during their time at the club.

Iain Moody and Malky Mackay were expected to be reunited at Crystal Palace.
Iain Moody and Malky Mackay were expected to be reunited at Crystal Palace. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

ITV News understands that the FA has been in communication with Cardiff over the claims which surfaced in the Daily Mail.

According to the newspaper, the messages came to light after a raid on Moody's home during the club's investigations into eight transfers.

Among the allegations are claims Mackay used an offensive term about new South Korean signing Kim Bo-kyung, while another message is alleged to have made reference to a sex act with a player's female agent.

The Mail claims there were also a number of homophobic remarks among other messages reported to the FA.

The pair were expected to be reunited at Crystal Palace in the near future, where Moody is now director of football and Mackay was said to be lined up as replacement for former manager Tony Pulis.

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Harry Redknapp welcomes Fer's arrival

Fer scored the the Netherlands at the World Cup.
Fer scored the the Netherlands at the World Cup. Credit: PA

The QPR manager Harry Redknapp has welcomed his new signing Leroy Fer who completed his transfer today:

He played for Holland in the World Cup this summer and has all the attributes you'd be looking for from a central midfielder. He's just an outstanding midfield player - great physique, fine ability, he gets box-to-box. I’m really looking forward to integrating him into the squad.

– Harry Redknapp, QPR Manager on qpr.co.uk

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Aaron Ramsey apologises for getting sent off in Champions League qualifier

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has said sorry for the red card he received in last night's Champions League qualifying match against Besiktas. He will be suspended for the second leg next week.

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Thank you to all the fans that made the trip. Sorry for the red card. I'm sure the lads will do the job in the second leg

Wenger criticises referee over Ramsey red card

Aaron Ramsey heads to  the dressing room after his red card in Istanbul.
Aaron Ramsey heads to the dressing room after his red card in Istanbul. Credit: Reuters/Murad Sezer

The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said the performance of referee Milorad Mazic was "very bad" during last night's first leg match of their Champions League qualifying tie. The Gunners drew 0-0 away to the Turkish side Besiktas but had midfielder Aaron Ramsey sent off for two yellow cards.

Neither the first nor the second yellow card was deserved for Aaron Ramsey. In the second half the performance of the referee was very bad. Ramsey's second yellow card, I cannot see where that comes from, it was a huge decision.

– Arsene Wenger

The second leg is at the Emirates Stadium in a week's time.

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