Malky Mackay: 'I need to convince people I'm not a racist'

Malky Mackay insists that he will try to "convince" people that he is not a racist, homophobic or sexist man following the text message controversy.

Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay aims to "convince" the public that he is not a racist, homophobic or sexist individual following the emergence of alleged offensive text messages.

The Scotsman and former Cardiff head of recruitment Iain Moody are under investigation by the Football Association after a series of text messages were detailed in a dossier reportedly sent to the body by Cardiff owner Vincent Tan.

Mackay, whose impending move to Crystal Palace was called off once the allegations came to light, has apologised for three "inappropriate" texts that he sent during his time in Wales.

However, the 42-year-old has suggested that the "immense pressure" that he was under at Cardiff may have contributed to his controversial remarks.

When asked by Sky Sports News if he accepts that being under pressure is not an excuse, Mackay said: "Yeah, there's absolutely no doubt that there's no acceptability in terms of being under pressure or not under pressure as far as that's concerned.

"I suppose I would humbly ask people to ask themselves the question that if their own mobile phone was taken and every private text was scrutinised, there would be a certain amount of embarrassment there for everyone, but at the same time, it was something that was unacceptable but as far as I'm concerned, I've been in a multicultural football environment for 20 years.

"I love British football and I am no racist. I am no sexist and I'm no homophobe and I'm no anti-Semitic. The people that know me know that, and I understand that it's the people who don't know me that I've got to convince of that."

Moody resigned from his post as sporting director at Crystal Palace earlier this week after the allegations came to light.

Manager of Cardiff City, Malky Mackay looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Cardiff City at the Bolyen Ground on August 17, 2013
Read Next:
Mackay: 'No excuse for inappropriate texts'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves28195450222862
2Derby CountyDerby28158544232153
3Cardiff CityCardiff28156740251551
4Aston Villa28148642251750
5Bristol City2813964032848
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd281441042321046
7Fulham28129746341245
8Middlesbrough281351038271144
9Brentford28111074235743
10Leeds UnitedLeeds28134114033743
11Preston North EndPreston28101263228442
12Ipswich TownIpswich28124124140140
13Norwich CityNorwich28107112833-537
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest28112153543-835
15Millwall28810103333034
16Queens Park RangersQPR2889113140-933
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds28711103034-432
18Reading2878133036-629
19Barnsley2869132840-1227
20Bolton WanderersBolton2868142646-2026
21Hull City28510133945-625
22Sunderland28510133047-1725
23Birmingham CityBirmingham2866161639-2324
24Burton Albion2866162152-3124
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand