Ian Wright was “really disappointed” with the “disgraceful” behaviour of some Leicester City towards Roy Keane and himself on Saturday.

The former Arsenal striker was working as a pundit with Keane on ITV as the Foxes won the Community Shield against Manchester City thanks to a late penalty from Kelechi Iheanacho.

Wright hit out at Leicester supporters live on air during ITV’s coverage of the final, calling them “complete mugs”.


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And Wright later cleared up his comments with a video on Twitter, explaining that he and Keane had both received abuse from their fans.

Wright said in a Twitter video: “Let me just clear that up because obviously Leicester fans know how much respect I’ve got for them, their owners and constantly bigging them and what they do.

“But what I got to say, doing punditry from the gantry where we were, some of the Leicester fans. What they were doing calling Roy [Keane] “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, them 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.”

The incident marred a good performance from Leicester and their boss Brendan Rodgers was pleased to pick up another trophy.

“Both teams are here on merit and wanted to win,” Rodgers said.

“We know it’s the end of the pre-season and players are still looking for fitness, but in the last few years it’s become a prominent trophy and that’s the mindset we want to bring to the team and the club.

“The guys showed great spirit, great quality and eventually got the winning goal. We had a great feeling coming here on the back of the FA Cup final and it was a great occasion.”

 





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