Arsenal legend Ian Wright has condemned the behaviour of some Leicester City fans during the Foxes win against Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley on Saturday.
Wright was a pundit on ITV alongside Roy Keane, Emile Heskey and Mark Pougatch for the game, which ended 1-0 to Leicester thanks to a late Kelechi Iheanacho penalty at the national stadium.
As the celebrations kickstarted on the pitch for Brendan Rodgers’ men – who added to their FA Cup success – Wright could be heard making a dig about a section of the Leicester fans.
It left many fans questioning what the Arsenal icon was referring to, but he has since come out on social media to explain his comments, claiming some in the ground were verbally abusive to himself and Keane.
“Let me just clear that up because obviously, Leicester fans know how much respect I [have] got for them, their owners and constantly bigging them and what they do,” Wright said in a video on Twitter.
“But what I [have] got to say, doing punditry from the gantry where we were, some of the Leicester fans, what they were doing calling Roy ‘Irish C’, mouthing the words to me, they know what words they were mouthing to me.
“You let yourselves down bro, big time.
“Really disappointed, really disappointed on the day, what was a fantastic day for Leicester City fans, the fans in front of those kids, throwing the stuff down, what they were doing, mouthing and shouting – what they were shouting, disgraceful behaviour man.
“Leicester shouldn’t be acting like that, certain fans you don’t represent Leicester.”
Rodgers side edged a tight encounter at Wembley ahead of the 2021/22 Premier League season, with Nathan Ake bringing down Iheanacho with just two minutes left on the clock.
The former Man City man picked himself up to dispatch the penalty and seal more silverware for the Foxes.