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Paralympic athlete Jade Jones told to leave Rihanna concert 10 minutes early

Manchester: Great Britain's paralympic track athlete Jade Jones revealed that she was told to leave a Rihanna concert on Wednesday 10 minutes early because her wheelchair was a 'health and safety risk'.

Great Britain's paralympic track athlete Jade Jones. Pic/Getty Images
Great Britain's paralympic track athlete Jade Jones. Pic/Getty Images

The 20-year-old who has won a Commonwealth Games bronze medal, was at the Old Trafford cricket stadium with her boyfriend to watch the Barbadian super star.

Jade, who hopes to represent Great Britain in the Rio Paralympics, tweeted: "Saw @rihanna at @EmiratesOT last night and was told "wheelchairs have to leave 10mins early as you are a health and safety/fire hazard". She later added: "Paid equal money as everyone else to be told that because I'm in a wheelchair I must leave early. Discrimination at its best? @EmiratesOT"

Replying to her tweets, Lancashire Cricket Club chief executive Daniel Gidney said: "Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I will investigate." The Emirates Old Trafford also tweeted back saying: "Really sorry about this, @JadeJones11. We will DM you in the morning."

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