Paul Ince, today sacked as manager of Premier League Blackburn Rovers, has said that he hasn't been given a fair crack of the whip, and that he would still be in a job if he was a white man.
Ince, who is black, took charge at Ewood Park in August, but has managed to steer Rovers to just three League wins, leaving them second-bottom, and in danger of being relegated form the top flight. This would have cost Blackburn millions in revenue, and put the future of the club's Trust Fund under threat.
Rovers board members decided enough was enough, and relieved Ince of his duties today.
It's thought, however, that Ince feels he has been fired because of the colour of his skin.
Ince, once known as 'The Guvnor', cleared his desk this morning, and, on his way out of the ground, mumbled to reporters:
"They fink they can get rid uv me as easy as that? They got anuvver fink comin'. It's racialisticness. Uvver than that, I'm stayin' tight-lipped."