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Wigan owner Dave Whelan charged by FA over comments

Wigan owner Dave Whelan has been charged by the Football Association for comments made regarding Jewish and Chinese people.

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Wigan owner Whelan: I didn't mean any offence

Wigan owner Dave Whelan has apologised for his comments regarding Chinese and Jewish people.

In an interview with the Guardian, Whelan was asked to comment on new Wigan manager Malky Mackay's offensive text messages.

In reference to one message Whelan said: "I think Jewish people do chase money more than everybody else."

Dave Whelan has attracted controversy. Credit: PA

Since the publication of the interview, Whelan been forced to back track on his comments.

Whelan told Sky Sports News: "I would never, ever insult a Jewish person. I have got hundreds and hundreds of Jewish friends. I would never upset a Jewish person I would neve upset them because I hold them in the highest regard.

"If anyone takes offence to anything I have said, please accept my sincere apology. It's either a misquote or on that day I must have done 50 interviews.

"You can imagine how many times I've been on because of this case. I did not mean to insult any single person.

"The Chinese community - again, I've got loads of Chinese friends. I would never insult the Chinese. I know Malky Mackay insulted them and they take that name seriously. I understand their point of view completely. He apologised to them and I hope they accept that.

"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."

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