Ian Wright branded ‘monkey’ on Instagram

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksMeet The Happiest Shiba Inu On Instagram!The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far Police contacted the 56-year-old former England striker after he revealed the vile messages on social media. The popular Match of the Day pundit posted a screenshot of the disgusting comments and captioned them with: “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 f***ing monkey’, ‘C*** c**n monkey n*****’. Direct message to me on IG. This kid [h]as a direct line into me & is able to send this without any worry.” The messages were all sent from the same account, and included sickening remarks such as “You are a f***ing monkey”, “Your like 65 years old if I get corona I will cough in your face and give you your death sentence”, and “I hate all your family”. Wright quickly received plenty of support, and the Met Police publicly responded to his grim revelation. They tweeted: “Hi, If you wish to report this incident please DM us.” Arsenal fan and GMB TV host Piers Morgan responded: “My god.. this is disgusting. Who are his parents? Who are his teachers? “So sorry you’ve had to endure this racist filth, Legend.” Fellow TV host Dan Walker said: “I’m so sorry you have to see and read that. “I’m sure you also know there an awful lot of love for you out there and 99.99% of people will be disgusted and ashamed that you have received those messages.” And Sky Sports presenter Biance Westwood said: “Absolutely shocking. I’m sorry this happened to you. “I don’t understand this hatred or where it comes from, especially in someone so young but I hope he is dealt with appropriately! Wrighty you are much loved.” Wright has often spoken out on racist abuse in football. After England’s black players were targeted by fans in Bulgaria last year, causing the match to be repeatedly suspended, he said: “Look at that, it says everything you need to know about Uefa. “We’re looking at a stadium here where half of it is closed with banners that have done nothing. “That’s the extent of what they feel they are doing to combat racism in this country. “The fact is, we’ve seen a set of people who have got no respect, they don’t care, and Uefa are doing nowhere near enough. I’m so proud we’re doing what we’re doing at the moment. read also:UCL: Ian Wright tips United to beat Juventus “The thing about it is you feel physically sick but you’ve got to continue playing through that. What we’re seeing now is that you don’t and that’s what is good.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ian Wright has been targeted in a racist attack on Instagram – with the Arsenal legend branded a “monkey”.last_img read more

Windies set to tour Sri Lanka for white-ball series

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC) – West Indies will clash with Sri Lanka in a white-ball series for the first time in nearly 4-½ years when they arrive here next month for five limited overs matches.The Caribbean side take on the hosts in three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals, from February 22 to March 6.West Indies will play one-day warm-up matches in Colombo and Katunayake before the series gets underway with the opening ODI at the Singhalese Sports Club here.The two teams will meet in the second ODI in Hambantota on February 26, with the final match carded for Kandy on March 1.Both T20 Internationals will be also played in Kandy on March 4 and 6.Sri Lanka dominated the last ODI series here in a 3-0 whitewash while the two-match T20 series ended in a 1-1 tie.When the two teams last met during last year’s ICC 50-over World Cup in England, Sri Lanka came away with a 23-run victory at Chester-le-Street.Both West Indies and Sri Lanka are closely wedded in the ICC ODI rankings. While the Asian side are eighth, West Indies languish in ninth.The positions reflect their recent form, West Indies having won just 10 of their 28 matches last year and Sri Lanka, seven of their 21 matches during the same period.Both teams have also fallen upon hard times in the T20 format, with Sri Lanka ranked eighth and West Indies 10th.TOUR SCHEDULE:February 17 – warm-up at P Sara OvalFebruary 20 – warm-up vs SLC President’s XI at CMCG, KatunayakeFebruary 22 – 1st ODI at Singhalese Sports Club, ColomboFebruary 26 – 2nd ODI at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, HambantotaMarch 1 – 3rd ODI at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, KandyMarch 4 – 1st T20I at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, KandyMatch 6 – 2nd T20I at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandylast_img read more