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Alastair Campbell is accused of racism after 'crass and clumsy' tweet*
Fantastic to see fairly high proportion of non white faces in the crowd at Leicester City': Tony Blairs former spin doctor Alastair Campbell is accused of racism after 'crass and clumsy' tweet
Former No 10 man hails 'proportion of non white faces' at Leicester game
But his comment was seized upon as 'crass', 'clumsy' and 'racist'
He called critics idiots and plonkers for failing to understand his view
Said they 'have no idea (or don't care) about the total lack of diversity in most football crowds'
Tony Blair's former spin doctor Alastair Campbell has been accused of racism today after making a 'clumsy' comment about 'non white faces' at a Premier League football match.
Mr Campbell, 58, is best known for masterminding Labour's public relations during Mr Blair's time in power, but is also a fanatical football fan.
After Leicester's 4-0 win over Swansea City yesterday he decided to pay tribute to the ethnic mix of fans at the King Power Stadium.
He tweeted: 'Fantastic to see fairly high proportion of non white faces in the crowd at Leicester City. All too rare at most clubs.'
But the comment has been branded 'crass', 'clumsy' and even 'racist' by critics, who he called idiots and plonkers.
Ian Frankum told him: 'What a ridiculous Tweet, are you in a time machine? It's a reflection of the local community. Simple.'
Mr Campbell told him: 'And most clubs aren't, idiot'.
Read more: Alastair Campbell is accused of racism after 'crass and clumsy' tweet* | Daily Mail Online
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