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Tan: Malky and Whelan are 'racists'.

CARDIFF City owner Vincent Tan has launched a no-holdsbarred blast at Wigan boss Dave Whelan and his newly-appointed manager Malky Mackay, accusing the pair of them of being racists.

The Malaysian businessman criticised Whelan for using derogatory comments about Jews and the word 'chink' in an interview with The Guardian newspaper.

The Football Association issued a statement saying they are "very concerned" by Whelan's comments and are launching an investigation into the matter.

That probe comes as the FA continue their inquiry into claims Mackay and his former right-hand man Iain Moody exchanged texts of a racist, homophobic and sexist nature during their time in charge of Cardiff.

It has been reported one of the texts referred to Tan as being 'a chink'.

Whelan has created a storm by giving Mackay a job back in football and with comments he has made defending his contentious decision.

The Wigan chairman has denied being racist, but Tan, speaking about the matter for the first time, told the BBC: "I think he insulted the dignity of Jewish people. I think he insulted the dignity of Chinese. "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 apologised for remarks he made in his interview with The Guardian, while Mackay previously said sorry for any offence he had caused.

Whelan, 77, had attempted to Turn to Page 50

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Title Annotation:Sports; Front Page
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Nov 22, 2014
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