Ian Wright ‘fighting’ after racist messages sent to him


Former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright says he is “fighting this all the way” after being sent “humiliating” and “dehumanising” racist abuse on social media.

Wright tweeted a series of screengrabs of the offensive messages he received from a person on Instagram.

Irish police have interviewed a male teenager and started an investigation. Wright said it was up to social media platforms to act because “you can’t let people get away with it”.

“It’s wrong in every way,” he told the No Signal radio station.

Former Aston Villa forward Agbonlahor was also sent an abusive and racist message on Instagram.

The Professional Footballers’ Association condemned the abuse aimed at Wright and Agbonlahor, posting on Twitter: “We are disgusted to see the racist abuse aimed at Ian Wright and Gabriel Agbonlahor and their families today.

“At any time, this is abhorrent behaviour, but when people should be coming together more than ever, it is particularly disturbing.”

Former Tottenham and England striker Darren Bent called the messages sent to Wright “disgusting” and a “disgrace”.

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By BBC Sports

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