Ron Atkinson makes anti-Muslim joke in 'Big Brother' house

New Director of Football at Kettering, Ron Atkinson looks on before the Nationwide Conference North match between Kettering Town and Droylsden at Rockingham Road on January 27, 2007
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Former football manager Ron Atkinson is warned after making an anti-Muslim joke while on Celebrity Big Brother.

Former Manchester United manager Ron Atkinson has sparked a fresh race row after he made an anti-Muslim joke while in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

The 74-year-old, who entered the house for the 12th series of the reality show last week, has been given an official warning following his comments.

After fellow contestant Danielle Marr fashioned a headscarf with her jumper, Atkinson said: "You're not carrying a bomb with you, are you?"

This is not the first time that the former football manager has been involved in a race row. Atkinson was sacked from his punditry role in 2004 for calling Chelsea star Marcel Desailly a "n****r" on live television.

Ron Atkinson, photo dated May 16, 1999
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