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Wilfried Zaha Releases Statement After Aston Villa Fan Arrested By Police

Wilfried Zaha received multiple racist messages on his social media accounts from a boy claiming to be a Villian fan before Villa’s clash against Crystal Palace.

Zaha shared several screenshots on his Twitter account with caption, “Woke up to this today.”

Both clubs supported the player and Aston Villa promised a lifetime ban on the fan who sent those messages in a statement released on Sunday, “We deplore the disgusting racist messages sent to @wilfriedzaha.”

“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.”

Since that incident West Midlands Police have arrested a 12 Year Old Boy claiming to be a Villa fan. After this Wilfired Zaha released a statement on his twitter account which reads as:

“Very disappointed we didn’t get a better result yesterday but I wanted to come on here to thank you for all your messages of support.”

“I would also like to thank West Midlands Police for their swift action in making an arrest.”

“People need to understand that whatever your age, that your behaviour and your words come with consequences and you cannot hide behind social media.”

“This is not the first time I have received messages like this, nor am I the only player to receive messages like this – it happens every day.”

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“I want to thank everyone for the love and support but enough is enough!”

“It is not enough to be disgusted by these messages I received and move on. It isn’t enough to just say #notoracism. We need action, we need education, things need to change.”

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