The ex-Manchester United manager saw his reputation plummet in 2004 after he was caught describing a black football player as a "f**king lazy n**ger" during an unguarded moment when he thought a Tv studio mic was switched off.
He was forced to resign from his role as a pundit with British network ITv, but now Atkinson - known affectionately as 'Big Ron' - has risked attracting accusations of racism once again after making a remark apparently referring to Muslim suicide bombers.
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British TV soccer pundit Ron Atkinson has been forced to quit after launching a racist attack on black CHELSEA player MARCEL DESAILLY.
Atkinson, 65, who commentated on Chelsea's European CHAMPIONS LEAGUE match against MONACO for network ITV on Tuesday (20APR04), branded the club captain and French WORLD CUP winner a "f****g lazy big n****er" after Chelsea slumped to a 3-1 defeat.
Former Manchester United manager Atkinson - affectionately known as Big Ron - thought TV coverage had ended and his microphone was switched off, but his outburst was picked up by an Arab TV channel, screening the game to expatriate soccer fans, who flooded the network with complaints.
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