You hate to see stories like this but Wilfried Zaha woke up to a bunch of racist messages on his Instagram DMs this morning.
Woke up to this today. pic.twitter.com/Zal0F96htJ
— Wilfried Zaha (@wilfriedzaha) July 12, 2020
Turns out the boy is 12 years old and was arrested quickly by UK police by finding his Instagram profile.
A 12-year-old boy has been arrested by police investigating racist messages sent to Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 12, 2020
The sad thing is the kid picked up 1000s of new followers afterwards which shows how sad this society can really be.
The same guy who racially abused Wilfred Zaha gains over 6000 followers on insta ?????????? I have no words pic.twitter.com/zoelPUDU0H
— Bill McEniry (@Mceniryqpr2001) July 12, 2020
12 years old and sending messages like that? Yikes. Now there are a lot of stupid things you do at 12 years old and you can turn it around by the time you are an adult. But this is most likely stemming from racism at his house where he has been taught to hate. Hopefully since he is so young he can get educated and learn the difference between right and wrong.