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Charlie Wyke grown sick of abusive messages sent to him by ‘Sunderland fan’

Charlie Wyke has grown sick of a number of abusive messages sent to him by an Instagram user claiming to be a ‘Sunderland fan’.

The 29 year old Wigan forward has took a screenshot showing just some of what had been sent to him going as far back as November of last year.

Insta user jacobwatson06 wrote to Wyke, “your good for sunday league, but yet again still quite shit” before mocking the player’s cardiac arrest by saying “🎶 chaz is in a box 🎶”

Then in July 2022, the Sunderland fan says “looking quite fat aren’t you. loose some timber”. Then the abuser popped up again on the 11th of October, in reply to Wyke’s story which had the caption “Always pick the best looking for sky 👍 big win 💙” to which the fan wrote “must have good heart to go and speak to millions…”

Charlie Wyke has had enough and called the abuser out via an Instagram story, writing: “Some lovely people kicking about 👍”

This came following Wigan’s 1-0 win over Blackburn on Tuesday night, the player just casually checking his socials.

It was at the weekend he scored his first Wigan Athletic goal for almost a year, heading home Tom Naylor’s cross with eight minutes left in what was also his first start for the Latics since last November.\

While the goal wasn’t enough to prevent his side going down to a 3-1 defeat but, for Wyke at least, it meant a huge amount

“It’s obviously an unbelievable feeling to get my first goal,” said Wyke, whose life was saved by Leam Richardson and Dr Jonathan Tobin after he suffered a cardiac arrest at Christopher Park. “I can’t really describe it, or put it into words.

“It’s been a frustrating 12 months, as everybody knows.

“My first objective was just to get back onto the field.

“But now I’m back, I want to score as many goals as I can, and it’s nice to be off the mark.

“I didn’t think I was ever going to be able to play football again.

“To be able to get through 90 minutes again, I wasn’t really expecting it, and I want to play as much as I can.

“When the referee said there were seven minutes to go, I think we all thought there was a chance of getting an equaliser.

“It wasn’t to be, but that’s football, it’s a tough league and we’ll keep fighting on.”

When asked how good it was to have him back, manager Leam Richardson said: “Yeah just as a person, fantastic person, fantastic individual, and again, for what weren’t nearly a club and Charlie’s career was in jeopardy at some point, but he wasn’t ever going to let that affect him at all and it’s no surprise to me that he’s back on the pitch scoring again because that’s the person he is, the work he’s putting in, he deserves it.”

The Wigan striker says Christian Eriksen’s return to action following a cardiac arrest last summer inspired him to follow in his footsteps to getting back on the pitch.

Wyke collapsed when his heart stopped beating for four minutes during a training session back in November with Wigan boss Leam Richardson rushing in to perform CPR – two weeks after the management staff at the club had received training to learn how to perform the life-saving treatment.

Wyke has since had a defibrillator fitted in his chest, as can be seen in the video.

Wyke told Sky Sports in an exclusive interview: “It was the scariest day of my life. I was just training as normal and then, all of a sudden, I’ve woken up on the floor, my sleeves cut off, with five staff looking over me. I had no idea what had happened.

“The last thing I remember was walking over to the manager to tell him I was going to collapse but I couldn’t get my words out. I then found out later it was actually the gaffer who started the CPR process and got me breathing again.

“That journey to the hospital in the ambulance was so scary. When I got told it was a cardiac arrest I instantly thought my football career was finished. I was absolutely devastated.”

Fans gave their reaction with Charlie Wyke grown sick of abusive messages sent to him by a ‘Sunderland fan’…

@DeanoCummings85: some of our fans are little c#nts mind. If you’re going to the match on Saturday to hurl vile abuse like this at Charlie Wyke then just fucking stay at home. The fella is lucky to be alive

@CjgMng: Wow, this is awful. Im sure we all stand together that this can not be accepted by any of our fans, or any sort of abuse towards him this weekend with regards to what happened to him is totally unacceptable.

@brettd1981: Get that Jacob banned from our ground , not welcome. @CWaters_SAFC think Sunderland need to ban this Jacob Watson

@Phil7Leopard: Bet he wasn’t complaining when he banged in 30 goals for us

@SAFC_Luke_2703: What does he gain from that 🤣🤷‍♂️

@tjbrown___: Embarrassing

@emilyxfraser: Vile crack this mind. Awful

@JammieSafc: There’s no call for it disgusting

@tonyguk: There needs to be a massive awareness campaign against stuff like this. I’ve never considered sending messages like this to another human being. It’s nasty and vindictive. I would ask Jacob Watson would he still sent crap like this if his mam or dad was standing over watching.

@lisadunn1978: Absolutely vile. What a horrible little cunt he is. What kind of pedestal must you have yourself on to think this kind of thing is acceptable?

@SystemOfADan30: What an arsehole. Hope he gets banned from the stadium. Horrible little twat.

@GILESY1973: what does this achieve, wyke has been through it in recent times, this is terrible like, not even doing it for likes strange fucker. They always have a faceless account. Cowards

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