Tuesday 25 April 2017

'Go kill yourself' - Teenage Man United fan threatened by Liverpool supporters who thought they were texting Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling has been heavily criticised by Liverpool fans
Raheem Sterling has been heavily criticised by Liverpool fans

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.

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