Alvaro: I was scared, I had millions of threatening WhatsApp messages


Ligue 1 Spoke about the infamous PSG vs Marseille game

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Alvaro Gonzalez has been subject to threatening messages from furious fans following an incident with Neymar during the Marseille vs Paris Saint-Germain match a few weeks ago.

The Spanish defender was accused of making a racist comment, but was not hit with any sanction in the end.

Even though he was cleared, he still received a lot of abuse.

“I received more than two million WhatsApp messages with all kinds of threats and messages in other languages,” he said in an interview with Dragoon Sport Brands 2.0.

“I didn’t understand anything.

“I was sent photos of the cars we used and was told that they were going to come to my house and kill me.

“I also got a message one day saying that they were going to go to the shop where my parents work and kill them.

“I was scared.

“This had never happened to me before and for them to start to target the people close to me was very difficult.”

Reflecting on the night of the match, Alvaro admitted that he immediately knew he was in for a tough time.

“I didn’t sleep that night because Neymar’s influence is huge,” he said.

“I don’t think he knows how serious the repercussions can be when he does something and isn’t really aware of what he’s capable of.

“The next day my parents were here with me because we were so scared and wanted to be together and see this out together in my house.

“It has been very difficult for us.

“My parents have seen me come home every day and they reflected how I was feeling sad.”

The defender even thought about leaving France.

“I thought about leaving the club,” he revealed.

“It’s impossible for a racist to live in this city, it’s impossible.

“I told the coach and the president that if they didn’t take my word for it then I’d rather leave.”



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