Former England international Ian Wright talks about the AFCON being disrespected.
“Is there a tournament more disrespected than the African Cup of Nations? There’s no greater honor than representing your country.
“The coverage is completely tarnished with racism. We played our Euros across 10 countries in the middle of the pandemic and there was no issue. But Cameroon, a single country hosting a tournament is a problem?
“You get journalists asking players if they’ll be honoring a call to the national team. Imagine if that was the English player representing the Three Lions. Have you heard anybody asking an English player if he’ll honor a call to the English national team?
“Lot of the best players in Europe now are Africans. If we love them at club level, why can’t we love them at international level?”