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Vincent Tan calls Wigan owner and manager 'racist'

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has hit out at Wigan owner Dave Whelan and manager Malky Mackay calling them both 'racists'.

The Malaysian businessman was speaking after Whelan gave an interview to the Guardian where he said 'Jews chase money more than anybody else' and said it was acceptable to refer to Chinese person as a 'chink'.

Tan sacked Mackay, who was appointed Wigan manager on Wednesday, as Cardiff boss last year.

It was later revealed that Mackay had exchanged offensive text messages with a former colleague.

Mackay has apologised for his involvement in the texts and denied he had prejudices, saying: "I'm no racist. I'm no sexist. I'm no homophobe. I'm no anti-Semite."

Vincent Tan employed Malky Mackay at Cardiff. Credit: PA

"I think he insulted the dignity of all Jewish people. I think he insulted the dignity of Chinese," Tan told the BBC.

"I'm so disappointed the chairman of Wigan, a big club, is also a racist. This is a racist chairman hiring a racist manager.

"I hope that stops at two racists in Wigan, not snowballing to 2,000 or 20,000 racists in Wigan."

Whelan has since apologised for the comments, saying he did not mean to cause offence.

The Wigan said earlier: "I apologise on my behalf and on behalf of the club. We do not ever want to insult any nation or any person in the world."


Police appeal after man attempts to grab boy in Blackwood

Gwent Police are appealing for information after a "suspicious" incident in Blackwood on Wednesday evening.

An 11 year old boy was approached by a man when walking down Fairview Hill at about 8.25pm.

"The man raised his arm as if in attempt to catch hold of him but failed to so and didn't run after the boy", a spokesperson said.

The boy returned home safely and was not harmed.

The man is described as being mixed race, clean shaven and in his late 30s.

He had dark messy hair and was wearing dark baggy trousers and a dark top which may have had a zip up the front.

More than 100 guns have been handed over in Wales' gun amnesty

South Wales Police showed ITV News some of the guns handed in by members of the public during the recent gun amnesty.

More than one hundred firearms, as well as ammunition, have been surrendered at police stations across the South Wales, Gwent and Dyfed Powys Police areas.

The initiative officially comes to an end today, and was intended as an opportunity for people to dispose of unwanted weapons without prosecution.

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