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Homes Under The Hammer presenter Dion Dublin says he was racially abused

The former Manchester United and Aston Villa striker said the alleged perpetrator was a woman.

Homes Under The Hammer presenter Dion Dublin has said he suffered racial abuse for the first time in around 15 years.

The former Manchester United and Aston Villa striker said the event happened in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Dublin, 49, who is a presenter on both BBC Sport and Homes Under The Hammer, said the alleged abuser was a women in her late 20s or early 30s.

He said via a Twitter post: “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!!”

He finished the tweet by using the hashtag #RACIST.

He then tweeted again, adding: “BTW if you have seen my last tweet…… it was a WOMAN in her late 20’s early 30’s!”

Former England footballer Stan Collymore suggested the term BB referred to the slur black bastard, adding that Dublin should not be surprised such language was still being used.

Sky Sports presenter Geoff Shreeves replied to his post, offering support. He said: “Mate I am staggered. Horrible.

“Do not for one second think that person is anything than a complete and utter pleb.”

Born in Leicester and of Nigerian descent, Dublin was capped four times for England in 1998.

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