'Go kill yourself' - Teenage Man United fan threatened by Liverpool supporters who thought they were texting Raheem Sterling
Published 13/07/2015 | 11:35
A young Manchester United fan has revealed the barrage of abuse he received from Liverpool supporters who thought they were texting Manchester City-bound Raheem Sterling.
Following Sterling's drawn out transfer saga, a mobile phone number purportedly of the player's was posted online with disgruntled fans encouraged to use it to send abusive messages.
But the number turned out to be that of a 17-year-old Manchester United fan who received over 500 calls and 3,000 messages after the number was posted online.
Joe Adams, a trainee car mechanic, was threatened by irate Liverpool fans who thought they were contacting Sterling.
Adams told the Sun: “When I realised what it was all about I just found it a bit strange.”
The messages sent included: “You lazy c***” and “You better not be round my end soon mate or I’ll put a f****** hole in your s*** f****** quiff" while one read "kill yourself".
There was also texts of a racist nature, it is believed.