Arsenal Legend Ian Wright Shares Horrid Racial Abuse Received Online
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Current English commentator and legendary player Ian Wright said in a recent tweet that dealing with racism never gets any easier. The 56-year-old was senselessly attacked through Instagram messages from some absolute idiot. Wright then shared the screenshots of the horrible messages.
I know I'm not meant to look at them but these messages still hit me so hard man. This is a child!!! "You are a fucking monkey", "Cunt coon monkey nigger". Direct message to me from Patrick O'Brien on IG. This kid as a direct line into me & is able to send this without any worry. pic.twitter.com/6noGvmkb4u— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) May 11, 2020
The numbskull that made the racist comments has since deleted or made his account private as many people were ready to give the worthless scum a piece of their mind. More importantly, Wright received huge support from fellow footballers and followers after sharing the abuse. Racism has no place anywhere.
My god.. this is disgusting.
Who are his parents?
Who are his teachers?
So sorry you've had to endure this racist filth, Legend. https://t.co/LSAI34wu5m— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 11, 2020
I know it's easier said than done Ian but please focus on the people who know, love and admire you. Those who spout hatred who don't know you at all are not worth your energy. You are amazing!— Amy Lawrence (@amylawrence71) May 11, 2020
truly awful. So sorry this is still happening! Everyone tells you not to read it but it shouldn’t be there in the first place xx— Rebekah Vardy (@RebekahVardy) May 11, 2020
Vile. Good luck with what’s coming to him after that. Love you Wrighty— George Lineker (@GeorgeLineker) May 11, 2020
It's uncertain if police will get involved to track down the racist idiot. One thing that is for certain is that this racist moron will definitely have a difficult time getting employed anywhere after this.
Wright later thanked everyone for the outpouring of support and love.
Thanks everyone for your kind and supportive messages. I'm normally better at ignoring it, but that one got to me. There has be consequences. Each one teach one!! Peace and love— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) May 11, 2020