Dion Dublin claims he was racially abused for the first time in 15 years and called a ‘black b******’ in ChesterfieldNovember 5, 2018
DION DUBLIN has claimed he was racially abused for the first time in 15 years while out and about in Chesterfield.
Dublin, who now presents hit TV show Homes Under The Hammer, posted: “For the first time in about 15 years-ish i got RACIALLY ABUSED today in Chesterfield.
“I honestly thought we were getting somewhere but obviously not, there’s still that minority that have a lack of EDUCATION & RESPECT!
“Calling someone a “BB” isn’t acceptable in 2018!! #RACIST!”
He then followed up a few hours later, writing: “BTW if you have seen my last tweet…… it was a WOMAN in her late 20’s early 30’s!”
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Dublin, 49, started his career at Norwich, but failed to make a single appearance for the Canaries and moved on to Cambridge United.
He secured his big move to Manchester United on 1992, but left after only two years for Coventry.
Further spells at Aston Villa, Leicester and Celtic followed before he ended his career where he started at Carrow Road.
After playing football, Dublin worked in the media as a pundit, commentator and football phone-in presenter on Sky and the BBC.
But in 2015, he became the beneficiary of a BBC Diversity Creative Talent Fund grant for training up promising future TV presenters and began presenting Homes Under the Hammer that year, alongside Martin Roberts and then-host Lucy Alexander.
Alexander was replaced in May 2017 by former Sun journalist Martel Maxwell.
Dublin received training for his new role, worth up to £50,000, from a BBC fund to boost ethnic minorities — despite his big-money football career.