Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen says he and his family have been subjected to death threats after he was gored by Liverpool player Darwin Nunez, who was then expelled, during Monday’s Premier League tied 1-1 in Enfield.
Nunez got a red card just before the hour when he squared off with Andersen to head in the Danish defender.
Result leaves Liverpool After two matches and fans vented their frustration by reaching out to Andersen on Instagram, where he highlighted the offensive messages he had received.
“I probably got 3-400 of these messages last night. I understand you support a team but have some respect and stop being (acting) tough online,” Andersen said before sharing screenshots of abuse and death threats in his inbox. Instagram and the Premier League are doing something about this.”
Nunez’s red card will lead to a three-match ban, said Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, who is facing a striker crisis with Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota injured. He was hoping to learn the Uruguay international of his fault.
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