A Kerry man has been charged with sending a 'grossly offensive, obscene and menacing' message to former Arsenal and England player Ian Wright.
18-year-old Patrick O'Brien of Sycamore Court, Ashleigh Downs, Tralee appeared before Tralee District Court this morning, facing two charges.
Garda Sergeant Eoin O'Donovan told Judge David Waters that he arrested 18-year-old Patrick O'Brien this morning on Ashe Street, Tralee.
The accused made no reply upon being charged.
Patrick O'Brien, who appeared in court accompanied by his mother, is facing two charges.
It is alleged that he, on the 11th May 2020, at a place unknown in the district court area of Tralee, harassed Ian Wright.
Mr O'Brien is also facing a second charge from the same date and location.
It is alleged he did send by telephone a message that was grossly offensive, obscene and menacing.
At the time the Arsenal star spoke out about the messages - noting that he knows he is "not meant to look at them" but that they "hit me so hard."
this morning, Judge David Waters heard there is no objection to bail from Gardaí.
He remanded Mr O'Brien on continuing bail and ordered him to reappear on the 18th November when jurisdiction will be decided.
Reporting from Eamonn Hickson at Tralee District Court