Police is West Midlands have arrested a 12-year boy in connection to racist messages sent to Crystal Palace star Wilfired Zaha.
The Palace winger confirmed to have received racist abuse in the morning ahead of their Premier League tie with Aston Villa.
Roy Hudgson reacted to the revelation saying the culprits must pay for their action terming it completely unacceptable.
- Jadon Sancho not to be punished over anti-racism stand
- Nigerian Catholic priest in Germany transferred due to racism
- Raheem Sterling accuses media for fueling racism
He continued by saying the claims come at a time when the Black Lives Matter movement is trying to eradicate the same issues from happening.
Hudgson heaped praise on Zaha for revealing the messages saying it was wise of him and that he hopes the culprits will be arrested and charged accordingly.
Crystal Palace condemned the incident terming it as an absolute disgrace
that should not be happening.
“This is an absolute disgrace and should not be happening. We stand
with you, Wilf, and anyone else who has to suffer such horrific abuse.”
Aston Villa termed it disgusting confirming that they are working with the
police to arrest the culprits and issue them with a lifetime ban.
“We deplore the disgusting racist messages sent to Wilfried Zaha. We
condemn all forms of racial discrimination and stand with CPFC. We are working
with the police in investigating this extremely serious matter and when the
culprit is identified AVFC will issue a lifetime ban.”