The defender for Crystal Palace, Joachim Andersen, state that he received death threats as well as a landslide of abusive online turbulence following Liverpool’s Darwin Núñez being ejected for headbutting Andersen during an English Premier League (EPL) match on the night of Monday, August 15th, 2022.
The Death Threats and Abusive Messages
Joachim went to Instagram to express what Andersen explained was a simple illustration of hundreds of various abusive messages that he has received ever since the 1 – 1 draw at Anfield a few days ago.
“Got maybe 300 – 400 of these messages last night,” the Dane posted to his Instagram account the story on Tuesday, August 16th, 2022, which called on the league and Instagram to take immediate action.
Multiple sports media outlets reported that Andersen has also talked to the police regarding this matter.
Some of the screenshots called for the Crystal Palace defenseman’s death, and many of the comments were loaded completely full of expletives. Several messages and postings threatened not just the life of Andersen but his innocent family too.
A spokesperson for the English Premier League disclosed that the governing body had been in touch with the Crystal Palace football club in order to offer assistance according to Britain’s Press Association.
New Possible British Legislation
The British parliament had been scheduled to discuss new and fresh legislative measures in July of 2022 that would force tech companies to take a much stronger stance in order to challenge abuse and hate throughout all of their platforms, but the potential bill was postponed until a new leader of the ruling conservative party gets elected or chosen.
The Headbutting Altercation
Núñez was debuting in his 1st – competitive start for the Liverpool football club. The team’s big offseason signing lost his temper and reacted very violently following a jostling match with Andersen off of the football as he thrust his head into the face of the Danish defenseman of the Crystal Palace football club. Núñez was sent off during the 57th – minute of match play. Andersen also got a yellow card during this crazy incident last Monday night.
Núñez is facing a 3 – match suspension for his violent conduct during that intense contest last Monday night.
The Associated Press News Services. “Crystal Palace player gets death threats after Núñez ejected”. The Associated Press. Tuesday, August 16, 2022.