Leroy Rosenior blasts League Managers' Association over Malky Mackay support

Retired footballer and anti-racism campaigner Leroy Rosenior criticises the League Managers' Association over its handling of the Malky Mackay controversy.

Anti-racism campaigner Leroy Rosenior has criticised the League Managers' Association (LMA) over its handling of the Malky Mackay text messaging row.

The former Cardiff City boss has apologised for sending messages that were "disrespectful of other cultures", with an LMA investigation concluding that the incidents were no more than "friendly text message banter".

However, retired footballer and LMA member Rosenior has blasted the organisation for referring to apparent racism as "banter".

"In over 70,000 text messages I've sent I've never used inappropriate language and I'm sure neither has the vast majority of people," BBC Sport quotes him as saying.

"If Malky did use a couple of texts, as he admits to in the statement, then I'm disappointed and I think it needs to be dealt with not as something swept over or as a bit of banter.

"I know [the LMA] are trying to protect their member but in doing so I feel they are almost abusing another member, like myself."

Allegations that Mackay exchanged inappropriate texts with former colleague Iain Moody came to light when Cardiff submitted a dossier detailing the alleged misconduct to the Football Association, a move that is thought to have cost him the Crystal Palace job.

Cardiff manager Malky Mackay prior to kick-off in the match against Manchester United on November 24, 2013
Read Next:
Mackay apologises for 'disrespectful' text messages
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves27195350203062
2Derby CountyDerby27157544232152
3Cardiff CityCardiff27155740251550
4Aston Villa27138639241547
5Bristol City2813874033747
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd27134104031943
7Leeds UnitedLeeds27134103729843
8Fulham2711974034642
9Middlesbrough27125103527841
10Preston North EndPreston27101163127441
11Brentford27101074135640
12Norwich CityNorwich28117102831-340
13Ipswich TownIpswich27123124039139
14Queens Park RangersQPR2789103137-633
15Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest27102153343-1032
16Millwall27710102930-131
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds27710103034-431
18Reading2778123035-529
19Barnsley2769122737-1027
20Hull City27510123944-525
21Bolton WanderersBolton2767142545-2025
22Burton Albion2766152146-2524
23Birmingham CityBirmingham2765161538-2323
24Sunderland27410132947-1822
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