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Taking to his Twitter and Facebook accounts, Alex the sportsman assured his followers that it wasn't him that made the racist remarks. Pic by NSTP/NURUL SYAZANA ROSE RAZMAN

KUALA LUMPUR: A racist remark made by a social media account under the name 'Alex Yoong' puts the former F1 driver with the same name in the line of fire.

Taking to his Twitter and Facebook accounts, Alex the sportsman assured his followers that it wasn't him that made the racist remarks.

It stemmed from Twitter user @morasaki12 sharing a snapshot of the racist remark and tagging the sportsman's official Twitter account @alexyoong, saying, "Former 'bullock cart' driver in F1 does not know history."

Alex replied, "That's not me."

The snapshot showed someone with the user name 'Alex Yoong' saying, "The Chinese developed the economy so you don't have to eat tapioca in the villages."

Later on, the sportsman remarked how it has been an interesting day.

"Someone with the same name as me said some pretty offensive stuff and you can imagine it's causing a minor shitstorm.

"Not the first time that's happened and it won't be the last. Happy holidays everyone. Let's remember the good instead of drawing attention to the bad," he posted on Twitter.

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