Shaun Wright-Phillips explains how father Ian Wright helped him cope with racial abuse


Shaun Wright-Phillips explains how father Ian Wright helped him cope with racial abuse

Shaun Wright-Phillips has revealed his father, Ian Wright, helped him deal with racial abuse during his playing career.

Football has been littered with various incidents of racism this season – and Tottenham defender Danny Rose has admitted he can’t wait to retire because of it.

Wright-Phillips tussles for the ball with Rose

Former Manchester City and Chelsea winger Wright-Phillips stresses how difficult it can be to perform through racism.

Recently, City’s Raheem Sterling and Juventus striker Moise Kean defied abuse by scoring and celebrating in front of their abusers – and Sterling has become a leading voice in the fight against racism.

Another prominent figure is Arsenal legend and Match of the Day pundit Wright, and Wright-Phillips explained how his father helped him cope with abuse.