Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen has revealed that he received hundreds of abusive messages including death threats following Monday night’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
Andersen, 26, joined Palace last season for a £15m fee and has quickly progressed to a renowned Premier League centre-half under Patrick Vieira’s new era at Selhurst Park.
During the clash on Monday Night Football with Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp’s marquee signing Darwin Nunez lashed out at Andersen with a headbutt and the striker was shown a straight red card.
A moment of madness from Darwin Núñez and he's shown a straight red card! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/YAErzuuUKq
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 15, 2022
The defender revealed on Instagram that he had received between 300-400 abusive messages since the Liverpool match, including death threats made against himself and his family.
Joachim Andersen was sent 300-400 abusive messages after Darwin Nunez headbutted him yesterday and got himself sent off.
There is no excuse for this. pic.twitter.com/Ushe9ogKiP
— Paddy Keogh (@OddsOnFPL) August 16, 2022
Once again, social media has become a topic of real controversy in the game of football as yet another player is relentlessly targeted by online trolls.