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Clarkson's In The Dog House: TV Presenter Causes Twitter Racism Row Over Pet's Name

Jeremy Clarkson is embroiled in another racism row - this time for naming his new puppy Didier Dogba.

The Top Gear presenter posted a photo to his Twitter account of his new canine friend, introducing the latest addition to his pack to his followers:

 

Clarkson named his dog after Didier Drogba, who scored 157 goals for Chelsea during an eight year career with the club - the same club Clarkson supports.

Surprised by a Twitter backlash, with users accusing the TV presenter of being 'casually racist', the presenter defended his pet's name asking:

 

Clarkson has been reprimanded for alleged racists terms in the past, and was criticised for labelling Mexicans 'lazy and flatulent' on the BBC motor show in 2o11.