Teenager hands himself in to police after vile racist abuse at Ian Wright

Ian Wright shared details of truly horrific messages he’d received.

A teenager has reportedly handed himself in to the police after Ian Wright shared some vile racist abuse he’d been receiving on social media.

The language used is truly too awful to repeat, and one has to hope he faces the appropriate action for this awful hate speech that unfortunately seems to be creeping back into our society.

The BBC have not so long ago reported on worrying figures showing racist incidents in football have risen by around 43%, and it’s important that social media companies also do more to tackle this unacceptable behaviour on their platforms.

As reported by the Daily Mirror, the messages sent to Wright were threatening as well as abusive, and it looks like the guilty party has now handed himself in to the police.

Wright is an Arsenal legend and one of the great characters in football, and will always be loved and respected a great deal more than morons like this.

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3 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    What on earth is wrong with some people? Absolutely disgusted by this.

    We ❤ you, Wrighty!

  2. ozziegunner says:

    Unfortunately social media provides an anonymous platform for the low life’s of “humanity” to spew abuse they wouldn’t be game to say to a person’s face. Uneducated gutless wonders, who won’t last a week in gaol; hopefully he faces the full force of the laws on racial vilification as prisoners watch the news and know who is coming through the gates.

  3. jon fox says:

    The best and most suitable punishment for this racist moron is, more likely than not, to have his name and address widely published by the courts that find him guilty so that all can scorn him. Of course, under the laws we have that always put the criminals needs above those of the victim, this will not happen. But it should, all the same.
    Jailing him though, wouldprobably only harden his despicable views and prove counter productive.

    JAIL IS OFTEN USED IN A COUNTER PRODUCTIVE WAY AND DOES MORE HARM THAN GOOD TO SOCIETY AS A WHOLE. THOUGH NOT ALWAYS AND SOME EVIL FOLK NEED JAILING TO PROTECT SOCIETY.

    For some though, their attitudes can be changed far more effectively and I submit this case is probably such an one. I fully accept that I would need to be far more clued up on the individual case but what I outline is a principle only.
    This law change would, if ever enacted, prove to be a most libertarian remedy, as it would prevent most future such incidents happening, thus freeing the innocent , Ian Wright in this case, from bullying and moronic hatred by low IQ “humans”(anatomically humans, anyway). True liberalism is much misunderstood and often falsely claimed by non liberals to be liberalism, when it is not so.

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