The Mexican star is deeply saddened by the insults and threats against his family.
star Luis Rodriguez has claimed that his wife was threatened with death after a 2-0 defeat to theUnited State
Mexico lost to the United States 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier yesterday. Mexican fans were outraged by the defeat and there was much criticism of El Tri's performance. But it seems that these criticisms have entered a new phase and it has reached the threat of the players' families.
The Mexican star posted screenshots of the threatening messages and his responses to them on his Instagram. In one of these conversations, where his wife was threatened with death, he responded to the intimidator. He wrote: :
“Miguel, I'm the husband of the wife you wrote to.
“I understand that my work in the national team can be the cause of all of this in you. I don't justify it, but I understand it.
“I ask you please not to write anymore to my wife, to rape and kill are very cruel words. Miguel, we don't deserve this, least of all to include family. I hope this is over now. May God bless you.”
As the threats continued, Rodriguez decided to send another message to his followers. He wrote:
“I honestly take into account the positives and negatives.
“Football is and will always be a dream come true for me. To leave the national team is not an option for me.”
The issue of online threats and cyberbullying has become a new controversy in football, with many, like Thierry Henry, campaigning against it.
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