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Ian Wright leaves FA Cup coverage mid-match after being told his mother has passed away

Terrible news for Ian and his family (Image: Getty/PA)

Ian Wright had to give up ITV coverage to FA Cup half of the time after being told his mother had died just 30 seconds before going on air.

Before Arsenal The legend, 58, was commenting on the match between Rochdale and Plymouth Argyle on Saturday afternoon when he left the show.

Now it has been revealed Wright was told his mother Nesta had passed away at the age of 94, prompting him to leave the Crown Oil Arena.

During the interval, host Mark Pougatch told viewers: ‘Ian, I’m afraid
Not [with us at half-time].

‘One lost his family, so he went where he needed it most – with his family.’

The Sun quoted a friend as saying: ‘Ian will be the first to admit that he had a difficult relationship with his mother, but hearing that his friend in the flesh has passed away is never easy. easy.

Ian’s mother (left) has died aged 94 (Image: PA)

“It’s sad news to hear for anyone.

‘He was informed shortly before he returned to the broadcast at halftime and wanted to be with his family, which ITV obviously fully understands.

‘He left the face of the earth immediately to be with them.’

Before the match took place, the former England player was very excited, posing with a casual fan named Ian Wright.

Wright was raised by an abusive mother and stepfather in Brockley, south London, and in the BBC documentary Home Truths they reconciled after a period of hard work.

He calls home a ‘difficult place to live’ and ‘a harsh environment’.

Metro.co.uk has reached out to a spokesman for Ian Wright for comment on this story.

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Huynh Nguyen

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