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Ian Wright reveals terrifying racist abuse after talking about Black Lives Matter

Ian Wright has shared a series of disgusting messages of racist abuse he has received on Instagram before demanding social media sites take action.

The Match of the Day presenter and ITV pundit has highlighted previous abuse he has received, with a teenage boy handing himself into police after Wright shared racist messages he had been sent last month.

And on Friday, the 56-year-old took to his Twitter account to point out series of vile racist slurs he had been sent in his messages on Instagram.

Along with the screen grabs, he posted: “These aren’t isolated incidents!!! It’s daily!! This is what I received for posting and talking about #BlackLivesMatter yesterday. The abuse started a week earlier, the taunting is terrifying. Coming back and back again.”

He then retweeted a post from another member of the site who said: ‘I’m sick and tired of Twitter and other social media platforms not taking enough responsibility for the hatred and racism that people have to deal with on a daily basis!’

The Premier League has taken a strong stance against racism with its support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

The words ‘Black Lives Matter’ are replacing players’ names on the back of their shirts for the first 12 matches of the Premier League restart.

Additionally, Sheffield United, Aston Villa, Man City and Arsenal showed solidarity towards the movement by taking a knee before their respective matches on Wednesday.

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