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WIGAN: Minnows Hire Racist Mackay

Desperate local small-time losers stretch out to a truly despicable character

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Twitter has this afternoon reported that Wigan Athletic have appointed racist Malky Mackay as their new manager down at the JD/DW Stadium.

In a move that comes a shock to nobody, chairman Dave 'Dave Whelan' Whelan has turned to the former Cardiff City boss in a desperate move to revive his team's poor form.

Uwe Rosler was dismissed following a 3-1 thrashing at Bolton Wanderers, you may recall (LOL).

The Scot came close to taking over at Crystal Palace in August, only to have that possibility dashed when details emerged of text messages, sent by Mackay, which he later admitted were "disrespectful of other cultures".

I also have it on very good authority that Mackay was interviewed for the Bolton job before Neil Lennon was appointed. Thank God we didn't go down this route. I don't want a racist in charge of my team.

Last week, news of Mackay's potential employment prompted the Wigan MP Lisa Nandy to write a letter to Whelan which expressed her concerns over the Scot's link to the position.

In that open letter, which she subsequently uploaded to her Twitter account, the Labour MP said:

"I have been contacted by a number of constituents and Wigan Athletic supporters who have asked me to voice their concern in response to press reports suggesting the potential appointment of Malky Mackay as manager of Wigan Athletic.

She continued:

"A number of constituents have pointed out that a football manager has a crucial position in the community and is a role model, especially for young people. Having worked with Wigan Athletic and your excellent Community Trust over the last four years, I am certain you share my view that respect for the diversity and tolerance that characterises Wigan is one of the finest features of the club.

The MP said:

"Whoever is appointed will be an ambassador for this town and based on the work your club has done to tackle discrimination over the years, I am confident you would seek to ensure that they share these values."

The FA confirmed in August it was investigating the dossier of messages involving Mackay and Cardiff's former head of recruitment Iain Moody, but there have yet to be any sanctions brought against either man.