A 12-year-old boy Arrested
A Boy from Solihull, Birmingham has been arrested after a string of vile,
racist messages were sent to Crystal Palace Star Wilfried Zaha.
The Ivory Coast international tweeted this morning to reveal a series of racist messages he had received from
an Aston Villa fan on Instagram.
The user, jackdolan_avfc, sent Zaha photos of the Ku Klux Klan and told the winger:
‘You better not score tomorrow you black c***. Or I’ll come to your house dressed as a ghost.’
The messages appeared to be sent on the eve of Crystal Palace’s game against Aston Villa,
who are fighting to survive relegation from the Premier League
Palace’s boss Roy Hodgson gave his full backing to Zaha for going public with the abuse
and said both the Eagles and Villa were working together to find the person who sent the messages.
‘It is very saddening on the day of a game that a player wakes up to this cowardly and despicable abuse,’
said the former England manager.
‘I think it is right that Wilf made people aware of it; I don’t think it is something he should keep quiet about.
There is no excuse; there is no excuse at all’.