Arsenal Legend Ian Wright Racially Abused On Instagram

Ian Wright (Image: BBC Match of the Day)

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has been receiving random racially abusive messages from a young man on Instagram.

Ian Wright was able to identify his attacker who is by name Patrick O’Brien.

There seem to be no reason why the young man keeps hurling insults Mr Wright.

He refers to Ian Wright as a monkey and coon in most of the messages.

Wright who was saddened by this took to Twitter to share screenshots of the abusive messages.

He wrote: “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.”

Ian Wright is a former English professional footballer and television and radio personality. He is currently a pundit and commentator for BBC Sport and ITV Sport. Wright played as a forward for London clubs; Arsenal and Crystal Palace.


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