Malky Mackay insists he is 'no racist' after offensive texts

Malky Mackay has used a television interview to apologise for three offensive text messages he sent, but insisted he was "no racist" and "no homophobe".

The former Cardiff City manager and Iain Moody had been accused of sending "sexist, racist and homophobic" text messages during their time at the club.

Meanwhile, the chief executive of the League Managers Association, Richard Bevan, is facing calls to resign after his organisation apologised for the wording of a statement that appeared to defend the messages as "friendly banter".

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Kick it Out 'aware but not shocked' by Mackay claims

The chairman of football's anti-racism body says he is "aware but not shocked" by allegations that Malky Mackay and Iain Moody sent offensive text messages during their time at Cardiff.

Mackay was widely expected to be unveiled as Crystal Palace manager in the near future. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Lord Herman Ouseley said the FA should not hold back with any sanctions should the claims prove to be true.

These revelations are further confirmation of how football is tainted with racism, sexism, homophobia and anti-Semitism, and the culture which continues to exist throughout the game and in wider society as a whole. The reality is that these views are most dangerously held by those people in positions of power, and the football establishment knows and condones it.

– Lord Ouseley, Kick It Out chairman

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