Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha woke up on Sunday morning and found that he had been sent racially abusive and threatening messages. Mere hours later, the despicable act was traced to a 12-year-old boy who was then arrested.
But before the culprit was discovered, manager Roy Hodgson spoke to the press ahead of Palace’s game away to Aston Villa that day.
"It's very saddening that on the day of a game a player wakes up to this cowardly and despicable abuse."
Roy Hodgson speaks to Sky Sports ahead of Crystal Palace's game with Aston Villa about the racist abuse sent to Wilfried Zaha on social media. pic.twitter.com/qFoUKN4J9M
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) July 12, 2020
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