A student who racially abused England striker Callum Wilson at the X for passing the ball to a white team-mate instead of scoring himself during the World Cup in Qatar is to do 200 hours of unpaid work

An engineering student who racially abused England striker Callum Wilson on social media for passing the ball to a white team-mate has avoided jail.

Ibukun Quadri, 21, called Wilson a «****» during England’s 2022 FIFA World Cup opener with Iran on 21 November 2022.

Quadri was 19 when he sent a message to Wilson, who replaced England captain Harry Kane in the 76th minute at the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar.

England scored through Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford before Wilson pulled the ball back for Jack Grealish to finish.

But the Warwick University student said: ‘Wilson, you’re a **** for that.’

He admitted sending an offensive message and was given a 12-month community order, 200 hours of unpaid work and 10 days of rehabilitation.

Ibukun Quadri at Westminster Magistrates’ Court where he was sentenced for sending an abusive message to Callum Wilson during an England match

England won the match over Iran 6-2 with Qatar during the 2022 World Cup

Sentencing Quadri, of Dartford, District Judge Louisa Cieciora said: “You have shown hostility based on the race of the victim and of course it was in a public forum.

«I have to take into account the wider context – in particular that footballers have knelt in all matches to demonstrate their continued commitment to combating racism and all forms of discrimination, and the fact that the comment is likely to be seen more widely and the damage caused by racism is of course pervasive and should never be they were not to be underestimated.’

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Prosecutor Frances McCormack told Westminster Magistrates’ Court when Quadri used the name @quadz19 on X when he made the post.

This was reported to the Football Association and the police began to investigate.

Mr McCormack said: “He said in an interview that he didn’t think the comments were offensive because he was black himself, so he made some admissions but not the whole thing.

“He said that because in that particular match at that particular time the previous four people who had scored for England had been black and he said that if Mr Wilson had scored the scoreboard would have been all black. ‘

Callum Wilson

Callum Wilson pictured celebrating a goal for his Premier League side Newcastle United

Quadri told police he didn't think the term 'c**n' was offensive because he was black

Quadri said he does not believe the term ‘****’ is offensive because he is black

James Powell, defending Quadri, said: “This is a sign of immaturity rather than badness.

«There was no offense before or after this single act of immaturity, which may be the only act of immaturity he has ever committed in his life.»

paintings, he was also ordered to pay a £114 compulsory surcharge as well as £85 in prosecution costs.

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