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Fans praise Ian Wright for mentioning ‘the elephant in the room’ during MNF appearance

Fans praise Ian Wright for mentioning ‘the elephant in the room’ during MNF appearance

Ian Wright was the special guest for Sky Sports’ coverage of Chelsea vs Newcastle United.

Fans have praised Ian Wright for mentioning 'the elephant in the room' during his appearance on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.

Former Arsenal and England striker Wright joined Jamie Carragher for the coverage of the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Newcastle United.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men recorded a 3-2 win thanks to goals from Nicolas Jackson, Cole Palmer and Mykhailo Mudryk. Alexander Isak and Jacob Murphy were the scorers for the Magpies.

Ahead of the match, Wright was praised for speaking about Manchester City’s financial charges.

Wright said: “We can't speak about City without speaking about the fact that there's 115 charges around them.

“The one thing I would like more than anything else is for that to be gone from City so that you can give the team and the manager the love that they deserve.”

He added: “Because when you speak about them, there's an elephant in the room. With this rivalry, you want to speak about them without saying ‘yeah, but’.

“It's not fair on the players or the club so the sooner that's gone the better.”

Reacting on social media, one fan said: “Wrighty showing Sky Sports and all other pundits the importance of calling this out.”

Another tweeted: “Great to see Ian Wright shedding light on the big issue for Manchester City!”

A third fan added: “About time it was called out. that's the last time Wrighty is on sky115.”

Someone else wrote: “Good on Wrighty for addressing it!! Some pundits seem scared to talk about it at the moment!”

A fifth commented: “Wrighty giving the EPL the clip across the ear that is needed. Even City fans can't fully celebrate knowing what's happening.”

Despite being charged, City have always denied any wrongdoing as the investigation continues.

This season’s title race is set to be one of the closest in the history of the Premier League, Arsenal are currently top ahead of Liverpool but only on goal difference. Meanwhile, reigning champions City are one point behind in third place.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Fan Reactions, Football, Ian Wright, Manchester City, Sky Sports, Premier League