Ian Wright has called Leicester supporters who assaulted him and Roy Keane at Wembley “disgraceful.”
Ian Wright has slammed Leicester City fans who threw abuse at him and Roy Keane at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
During Leicester City’s Community Shield victory over Manchester City on Saturday, supporters attacked both Ian Wright and Roy Keane. For the season opener at Wembley, ITV’s punditry team included Arsenal veteran Wright and Manchester United legend Keane. Emile Heskey, a former Leicester striker, was also present, with Mark Pougatch hosting the show.
Late in the game, Leicester won thanks to a Kelechi Iheanacho penalty against his previous club.
Following up on their FA Cup victory in May, the Foxes defeated last season’s Premier League champions 1-0.
Jack Grealish, the most expensive English player of all time, made his City debut after joining from Aston Villa for £100 million last week.
The contest, though, was tarnished for Wright by the antics of a minority of the Leicester fans.
The pundit studio was outside and among the spectators, similar to the Euro 2020 matches at Wembley. pic.twitter.com/xcoBrERtJK
Wright labeled some of the fans as “total mugs” live on ITV, but did not elaborate.
The former England striker, though, shared a video on social media immediately after getting off the air.
He described the insults hurled at himself and Keane as “disgraceful.”
Wright stated that Keane had been sworn at and that he had words “mouthed” at him.
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“But I have to say, where we were doing the punditry today from the gantry, some of those Leicester fans, what they were doing, calling Roy an Irish ‘c’, mouthing the words to me, they knew what things they were mouthing to me, you’ve let yourselves down big time, bro.
“Really disappointed on the day, on what was a tremendous day for Leicester City fans.
“Those fans, in front of those kids, tossing the stuff down, mouthing and shouting what they were doing, horrible behavior man.”Brinkwire Summary News.”Leicester, you.”