Sentencing hearing to take place for teenager who admitted harassing Ian Wright

A sentencing hearing is to take place on Wednesday for a teenager who admitted to harassing former Premier League footballer Ian Wright.

Patrick O’Brien, 18, will be sentenced at Tralee District Court by Judge David Waters.

The offences took place on May 11 2020.

The court will receive a full probation report on Wednesday.

O’Brien, of Sycamore Court, Ashleigh Downs, pleaded guilty to two charges.

He admitted harassing Ian Wright on May 11 contrary to the Non-Fatal Offences Against The Person Act 1997.

He also admitted that on the same date he sent a message by phone that was grossly offensive, obscene and menacing.

Ian Wright, 57, was a prolific goal scorer, most notably with Arsenal Football Club, where he won the Premier League title.

He earned 33 caps for the England national team, scoring nine international goals.

After his retirement from professional football, he became a popular pundit appearing on BBC, ITV and BT Sport.