Ron Atkinson evicted from Celebrity Big Brother

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 August 2013
Ron Atkinson

Ron Atkinson

Ron Atkinson has become the second contestant to be evicted from 'Celebrity Big Brother'

Ron Atkinson has been evicted from 'Celebrity Big Brother'.

The former football manager left the house tonight (30.08.13), becoming the second contestant to lose the public vote after Danielle Marr was shown the door on Wednesday (28.08.13).

Courtney Stodden, Lauren Harries and Charlotte Crosby were also up for eviction on the Channel 5 show but survived.

Ron's brief time in the house was not without controversy as he came under fire for making a racist joke.

He received a stern warning from Big Brother after making an inflammatory comment as Danielle draped a sweater over her head - akin to headscarves worn by Muslim women.

The 74-year-old contestant quipped: "You're not carrying a bomb with you, are you?"

Ron - who has managed the likes of Manchester United and Aston Villa - was taken into the Diary Room and cautioned by Big Brother for the offensive remark.

A show spokesperson said: "Ron made an unacceptable comment. He has received a formal warning."

The latest racial jibe comes after Ron was famously sacked from his job as a TV soccer pundit in 2004 when he made a flagrant remark towards a black soccer player.

Ron, who was under the impression his microphone was turned off, branded Chelsea star Marcel Desailly a "lazy, thick n***er" during a live soccer match.

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