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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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Malky Mackay messages were 'friendly text banter'

Malky Mackay has admitted sending text messages that were "disrespectful of other cultures", but said they were "part of friendly banter".

The Scot and Iain Moody are alleged to have shared racist, sexist and homophobic text messages in claims sent by the pair's former club Cardiff City to the FA.

Malky Mackay has apologised but said the texts were part of 'friendly banter'. Credit: PA Wire

The League Managers' Association issued a statement on Mackay's behalf saying: ''If Malky has caused any offence by these two isolated matters he would wish to sincerely apologise.''

The statement admitted two messages Mackay sent were "disrespectful of other cultures''.

''These were...sent in private at a time Malky felt under great pressure and when he was letting off steam to a friend during some friendly text message banter," it added.

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