Wednesday 22 November 2017

'Lowest of the low' - Rio Ferdinand subjected to vile online abuse following wife's death

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Rio Ferdinand has been subjected to vile Twitter abuse following the death of his wife Rebecca (34) from breast cancer.

A number of trolls took the website to tweet abuse at Ferdinand in relation to the tragic loss of his young wife, only three months after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Rio Ferdinand's wife Rebecca Ellison died within three months of breast cancer diagnosis

One vicious troll wrote that "Rio's wife dying is better than winning the Premier League", while another wrote that Rebecca's death was "karma", for "accus(ing) an innocent man of racism".

The shocking tweets have been condemned by hordes of Twitter users.

Rio Ferdinand's wife Rebecca has passed away
Rio Ferdinand's wife Rebecca has passed away
Rio Ferdinand and his wife Rebecca Ellison who died last night following a battle with cancer.
SOUL MATE: Rio Ferdinand and his wife Rebecca Ellison who has died of cancer in a London hospital

The footballer lost his "soulmate" this past weekend.

I've lost my soulmate - Rio

Ferdinand confirmed his wife's passing in a statement posted on QPR's website on Saturday morning.

"My soulmate slipped away last night," he said.

"Rebecca, my wonderful wife, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.

"She was a fantastic, loving mother to our three beautiful children. She will be missed as a wife, sister, aunt, daughter and granddaughter. She will live on in our memory, as a guide and inspiration."

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