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Cruyff denies making racist remarks against Davids

Legendary Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff has strongly denied he made racist remarks against compatriot and former Juventus star Edgar Davids.

sports Updated: Nov 22, 2011 23:51 IST

Legendary Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff has strongly denied he made racist remarks against compatriot and former Juventus star Edgar Davids.

Cruyff allegedly told Davids that he was promoted to the supervisory board of Ajax because "you are black," according to a report in the Guardian.

Refuting the allegations, Cruyff said: "We live in a multicultural society. They discredit themselves with this. I have a broad back. It is really too much to respond," Cruyff said.

Cruyff was speaking after Davids gave an interview on the Dutch television show Studio Voetbal Sunday afternoon. He made claims of racism towards him but did not mention Cruyff's name.

Davids said: "Sometimes people cross the line within the supervisory board. There have even been racist comments. I don't want to go into details."