BBC DROPS Michael Vaughan, Ashes coverage: Former England captain accused of making racist remarks in 2009 toward a group Asian players during his time playing for Yorkshire

After Michael Vaughan was accused of making racist remarks over a decade back, the BBC removed him from Ashes coverage.

Today, the statement stated that the corporation had given the boot to the former England captain for “editorial reasons”.

According to a spokesman, bosses don’t believe that it is appropriate for the legend of cricket to be covered by the media at the moment.

Vaughan was accused of telling three players of Asian heritage ‘there are too many of you lot. It is time to change it.

Azeem Rafiq was once a teammate who became a whistleblower and he resurfaced that comment last month. Adil Rashid, current England spinner, supported the comments.

Vaughan has has repeatedly denied the allegations and described the accusations as ‘extremely upsetting’.

The former England captain was given the boot for 'editorial reasons' by the corporation in a statement today

According to a statement by the corporation, today’s decision was made to give the boot to the ex-england captain for ‘editorial purposes’.

The BBC still has not unceremoniously removed him from Test Match Special, despite his joining the BBC in 2009.

A BBC spokesperson stated that Vaughan was involved in an important story about cricket but, because of editorial concerns, it is inappropriate for him to play a part in our Ashes team and wider coverage of the sport.

“We expect our contributors talk about pertinent topics, and his involvement with the Yorkshire Story represents a conflict.