Big Ron digs himself deeper23 January 2005

Disgraced UK football pundit, Ron Atkinson, has blurted out yet another racial slur just months after losing his job for racially abusing Marcel Desailly live on air. This time, the Chinese community bore the brunt of big Ron’s insults.

Atkinson was speaking to more than 250 people at a fundraising event at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, one of his former clubs as a manager. During the event he caused outrage by joking that Chinese women are ugly.

A spokesman for UK FARE partner Kick It Out, said,
“This stuff is poisonous really. Essentially he really doesn’t understand what he is doing in making these comments. They are deeply offensive. He seems to be consistently insulting about people because of their race. In this day and age you cannot make jokes about race.”

Since losing his jobs due to his gaff months ago, Ron has been very busy claiming his innocence and trying to get himself re-accepted with the UK media. This latest blunder is surely another nail in the coffin that was his broadcasting career.