Ian Wright Slams Leicester Fans For Anti-Irish Abuse Of Roy Keane

Ian Wright Slams Leicester Fans For Anti-Irish Abuse Of Roy Keane

Saturday was another special day for Leicester, as they took home the Community Shield with a late win over Man City. Though, it has come under a cloud, with Ian Wright slamming a section of their support for abuse directed towards himself and Roy Keane.

Wright and Keane were in the Wembley gantry for ITV Sport.

Ian Wright condemns abuse of Roy Keane

Former Arsenal striker Wright posted a video to Twitter in the aftermath of the game, which doesn't make for good viewing for Leicester fans.

Wright said that sections of their support turned to the gantry and started calling Roy Keane an "Irish c***", as well as using derogatory language towards himself.


"Let me just clear this up because obviously the Leicester fans know how much respect I got for them and their owners, and I'm constantly bigging up Leicester and what they do," said Wright.

"But, I gotta say, where we were today, doing the punditry from the gantry where we were, some of them Leicester fans, doing what they were doing calling Roy an "Irish c***", mouthing the words to me - they know what words they were mouthing to me.

"You let yourselves down, bro, big time. Really disappointed, really disappointed on what was a fantastic day for Leicester City fans, them fans, in front of kids doing what they were doing, mouthing and shouting what they were shouting - disgraceful behaviour.

"Leicester, you shouldn't be acting like that. Certain fans - you don't represent Leicester."

It's a very serious accusation, and one which tarnishes another famous day at Wembley for Leicester fans. The issues of racism within football grounds in England is a well-documented one, with active players such as Sadio Mané, Raheem Sterling, and Anthony Martial all falling victim to abuse from the stands.

To hear of two pundits being abused in this manner is a sad and unacceptable note to start the new season on.


Leicester were quick to respond to Wright's video.

Hopefully Leicester can identify the fans responsible for the abuse, and quick and decisive action can be taken to stop similar incidents in the future.

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