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Ian Wright hailed for ‘mentioning the unmentionable’ on live TV as fans say ‘this is the coverage we want’

IAN WRIGHT has been hailed for highlighting Manchester City’s Premier League charges on Monday Night Football.

The former England and Arsenal striker discussed the treble winners’ 115 charges live on Sky Sports.

Ian Wright has been hailed by fans for mentioning Manchester City's financial charges

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Ian Wright has been hailed by fans for mentioning Manchester City’s financial chargesCredit: Sky Sports

He appeared as a guest pundit before Chelsea’s 3-2 win over Newcastle, with the rivalry between Liverpool and City a key discussion point.

Speaking during the show, Wright explained: “We can’t speak about City without speaking about the fact that there’s 115 charges around them because 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 and the flowers they deserve.

“You speak about them and it’s like there’s an elephant in the room, you want to speak about them, with this rivalry, without saying ‘yeah, but this…’

“It’s not fair on the players, it’s not fair on the clubs. The sooner that’s gone, the better for them.”

Fans were quick to hail Wright for “mentioning the unmentionable” during the show.

One viewer wrote on X: “Kudos to Ian Wright for mentioning the unmentionable – the 115 charges against Manchester City. It really is the proverbial elephant in the room that needs addressing now!”

Another added: “Honestly @IanWright0 is a brilliant pundit, so well spoken, points articulated expertly and he still manages to remain unbiased and relatable. This is the type of coverage we want.”

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A third fan also commented: “In a world full of watered down, everyone’s mates with the next person punditry, Ian Wright consistently is a breath of fresh air just says it how it is.”

City were charged with 115 financial rule breaches by the Premier League in February 2023 but vehemently deny any wrongdoing.

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The charges, which follow a four-year investigation, cover a period between 2009 and 2018.

A trial date has since been set by the Premier League, which is claimed to be in the autumn.

As a result, City may not learn their fate until the summer of 2025.

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