Rio Ferdinand: Arrest made at Wolves after ex-Man Utd defender alleges racist abuse


A man has been arrested after Rio Ferdinand says he received racist abuse while covering Wolves vs Manchester United on Sunday.

The former Manchester United and England defender alleged in a tweet that he was racially abused at Molineux while working as part of the BT Sport broadcast team for the match on the final day of the Premier League season.

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Following Ferdinand’s tweet, Wolves released the following statement: “We are deeply sorry Rio. This person does not represent our club, our supporters or our values.

“We can confirm that this individual has been arrested by West Midlands Police.”

In a statement issued to Sky Sports News, West Midlands Police confirmed an arrest had been made and a male suspect was in custody.

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