Ian Wright Swears Off FA Cup Draw Duty After “Nerve-Wracking” Experience

Ian Wright Swears Off FA Cup Draw Duty After “Nerve-Wracking” Experience

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has revealed he found conducting the FA Cup semi-final draw to be a stressful experience and won’t be repeating it anytime soon.

The incident follows online criticism of Wright’s attempt at a Stevie Wonder impersonation during the draw.

Fans Unimpressed with “Stevie Wonder” Bit

Wright’s decision to impersonate the legendary musician while drawing the teams seemed to backfire, with some fans expressing their disapproval on social media.

This negativity appears to have impacted his overall experience.

Emphasis on Stressful Experience

The Arsenal legend described the draw as a “nightmare” and admitted to feeling overwhelmed by the pressure.

He emphasized that he found the entire experience far more nerve-wracking than he anticipated.

Focus on Moving Forward

Despite the criticism, Wright appears to be looking past the experience.

He has made it clear that he has no intention of participating in the draw again, preferring to focus on his other commitments.

What Happened During the Draw?

Ian Wright was invited to conduct the FA Cup semi-final draw, which took place live on television. While drawing the teams, Wright attempted to impersonate Stevie Wonder, a move that received mixed reactions from viewers.

Social media criticism of the impersonation seems to have significantly impacted Wright’s enjoyment of the experience.

Wright’s Future Role with the FA Cup Unclear

While Wright has definitively ruled out participating in future draws, it’s unclear if he will be involved with the FA Cup in other capacities.

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