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Luis Enrique puts ‘Morata abuse’ case in the hands of police

Sun 27 June 2021 | 20:48

Spain manager Luis Enrique has urged the police to take action against fans who have sent abusive messages to Alvaro Morata and his family.

The

Juventus

striker has been criticized by some fans, but others took it too seriously and sent threats aimed at himself and his family.

After

Alvaro Morata

revealed that he and his family have received abuse and threats during Euro 2020,

Luis Enrique

was asked about the striker's situation in his pre-match press conference ahead of

Spain

’s Euro 2020 last-16 tie with

Croatia

.

“The situation is so serious that I put everything in the hands of the police,”

said Luis Enrique in today’s press conference

.

“What I say about it here isn’t important, these are things that need to be corrected.”

Morata was booed when substituted in the first game against

Sweden

, which ended a goalless draw, and he missed a penalty in Spain's 5-0 win over

Slovakia

, as the team went through second in Group E.

The former

Real Madrid

forward confessed he has struggled with mental health issues when receiving such pointed abuse on social media.

“I understand that you criticize me for not scoring, but people should put themselves in my place, understand what it means to receive threats, to be told your children must die,”

said Morata

.

“When some tragedy happens, they’ll say I was a good guy.”


source: SportMob