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Gamer, 18, sent footballer Ian Wright a stream of racist abuse – ReadSector

The 18-year-old who sent a tirade of racist messages to the footballer Ian Wright was yesterday told he had been forgiven.

Patrick O’Brien, from Tralee, County Kerry, sent 20 vile Instagram messages to the Match of the Day presenter, 57, before handing himself into police after Wright shared the messages online.

The teenager said he sent the abusive messages after the FIFA tournament game version of the star on his PlayStation lost in a football match, the District Court in Tralee heard.

He admitted harassment and grossly offensive, obscene and menacing message charges. 

Patrick O’Brien, 18,  from Tralee, County Kerry, sent 20 vile Instagram messages Ian Wright earlier this year

The teenager handed himself in to police after the Match of the Day presenter, 57, shared the messages online

In his victim impact statement Wright said he believed ‘there is…

Gamer, 18, sent footballer Ian Wright a stream of racist abuse – ReadSector

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