Injured Suarez: Crazed Uruguay fans threaten Newcastle player with death
Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett has received online death threats from Uruguay fans who blame him for injuring Luis Suarez during an accidental collision in the last game of the season.
Suarez successfully underwent surgery on his knee on Thursday after he had twisted it during training with World Cup-bound Uruguay.
Despite an optimistic prognosis from doctors who said there was minimal damage to the Liverpool man's knee, the possibility of La Celeste travelling to Brazil without their talisman had some Uruguay fans hitting the panic button in the worst way possible.
One of them, Federico Gonzalez, made this now-deleted post under his Twitter handle @FicoGonzalez13: "Hi @PaulDummett, from Uruguay we hope someday u come here to have a nice time w/ friends. We have things for you, like a bullet in the head."
While the vile tweets were met with others supporting Dummett, Suarez himself took to Twitter to thank fans for their support.
The striker said across two tweets: "Thank you very much for the messages of support, love and encouragement throughout the day!
"The strength that my loved ones give me will make me work hard to reach the World Cup. My family and I are very grateful to all of you!!"
Sources: The Guardian, Mail Online, Twitter