Legia official gets death threats over Champions League bungle
The Legia Warsaw official behind the club's embarrassing Champions League elimination has been advised by Polish police to leave town after she received death threats from irate fans.
The Polish champions were on course to play off for a place in the group stages of Europe's elite club competition after breezing past Celtic 6-1 on aggregate.
But Bartosz Bereszynski was ineligible for selection when he came on as a substitute for four minutes in the second leg at Celtic Park.
As a result, Europe's football governing body Uefa forfeited Legia's 2-0 win and awarded a 3-0 victory to Celtic, who advanced to the next round on the away goals rule with the aggregate score at 4-4.
The sudden and dramatic turn in Legia's fortunes has seen fans conduct a witch hunt for the person who failed to realise the error, turning their anger on club administrator Marta Ostrowska.
Speaking to the Daily Record newspaper from Scotland, Ostrowska said: "There have been occasions where someone called the club and asked for my address.
"There have been threats. I've been told it would be better for me and my family to spend a few days outside of Warsaw."
Meanwhile, Legia have appealed to Uefa to overturn their Champions League elimination.
Sources: Sky Sports, Mail Online