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Dave Whelan era at Wigan could be over

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The day Dave Whelan appointed Malky Mackay he never realised he potentially signed his own death certificate as Wigan chairman.

The side from the north west have had nothing but bad press since appointing Mackay almost a month ago.

A number of important sponsors have severed ties with the club due to the FA’s investigation on Mackay over alleged racist, homophobic and sexist text messages.

Whilst trying to defend the appointment of Mackay, Whelan found himself in hot water after making supposedly racist and anti-Semitic remarks about Chinese people and Jews.

Whelan was quick to refute these allegations as he claimed he was in no way a racist as he has many friends of different backgrounds culturally and religiously.

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The FA have brought forward charges against the 78-year-old, who feels so strongly that he isn’t a racist or anti-Semitic that he has threatened to walk away from the club should he be found guilty.

Whelan again tried to clear his name and stop the FA perusing the charge but instead of making the situation better, he made it worse as he called local Chinese people ‘chingalings’.

No date has been yet been set to hear the Wigan chairman’s case. Whelan has asked for a non private hearing meaning he has the chance to defend himself in the form of written document rather than in person.

But with the initial statement and his attempt to clarify the matter making things worse, Wigan may well be on the lookout for a new chairman.

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