Ian Wright ‘fighting’ after racist messages sent to him on social media

Ian Wright 'fighting' after racist messages sent to him on social media

Ian Wright was Arsenal’s record goalscorer with 185 until he was surpassed by Thierry Henry

Former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright says he is “fighting this all the way” after being sent “humiliating” and “dehumanising” racist abuse on social media.

Wright, 56, tweeted a series of screengrabs of the offensive messages he received from a person on Instagram.

Irish police have interviewed a male teenager and started an investigation.

Wright said it was up to social media platforms to act because “you can’t let people get away with it”.

“It’s wrong in every way,” he told the No Signal