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Matt Le Tissier questioned Ian Wright’s decision to boycott today’s match in solidarity with Gary Lineker.

The former Sky Sports analyst said Wright showed little sympathy for himself, Charlie Nicholas and Phil Thompson when they lost their jobs on Saturday.

Speaking on GB News, Le Tissier came out to shoot the Arsenal icon in a bitter tirade in which he retracted previous comments made by Wright in August 2020.

Le Tissier said on GB News: “It’s really interesting that Ian is taking a stand for his comrade and fellow TV worker.

“But what’s really interesting is if you go back three years and look at the reaction of Ian Wright to the sacking of myself, Phil Thompson and Charlie Nicholas and you’ll see that the reaction is completely opposite to the way he acted to this.

“It’s all right with this situation but you know, let’s show some consistency with this Raytie. If you’ve been watching, you know what I’m on about.

“He certainly didn’t stand in solidarity with the three of us. It was a case of old men biding their time and it’s time to move on to some young men. It was just like that. It shouldn’t be too hard. To find him.”

“I had to pull the car. Racism is through the roof today,” Wright said in August 2020 during an impassioned defense of fellow black pundits before declaring his sympathies to the former Sky Sports broadcaster. The trio lose their jobs.

Someone answered me this: What does Micah Richards, Alex Scott, Sol Campbell, Clinton Morrison or any other black expert have to do with Sky’s decision to get rid of these guys, all because three middle-aged white guys got the sack?

“What did these men do? Because a black person or a black woman might have the opportunity to do that job? Why would people bother?”

Micah Richards is the hottest critic we’ve seen in years. Keep their names out of the mouths of your stinking, unpolished teeth.

Matt Le Tessier, Charlie Nicholas, Phil Thompson, they did an amazing job, it was an amazing show. It happens to everyone in the industry.

“This is Sky’s decision to develop the show. I wish them all the best. Yes, you can be disappointed that it’s over for these guys, they’ve done an amazing job.”

“But why does the motivation have to be racial? What does that have to do with Black Lives Matter or the fact that Black people might have a chance at getting these jobs? What?”


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