Pundit issues 'terrible' claim after 'despicable' Darwin Nunez twist at Liverpool
Kevin Campbell has insisted the abuse Joachim Andersen has received following Crystal Palace’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Monday (15 August) is “despicable”.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Everton and Arsenal striker delivered his verdict after Andersen revealed he had been sent between 300 and 400 death threats on Instagram after the game.
Sky Sports reported on Wednesday (17 August) that the 26-year-old has now been in contact with police over the threats.
Darwin Nunez received a red card on his full debut for Liverpool at Anfield after he headbutted Andersen prompting the abuse.
“Look, I’ll be honest with you, it’s not new,” Campbell told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“It’s terrible but it’s not new, we’ve seen these things happen time and time again.
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“Social Media companies do nothing, they are not going to stop it, they are not going to go after the people who are leaving it.
“If they can’t be bothered, what can I say?
“I think it’s despicable that people would even do that. Fair enough, you can give him a bit of stick ‘You’re out of order, etc.’.
“Death threats? Come on, it’s a game of football. He was the one that got butted.”
Nunez, who already has three goal contributions in three games for his new club, will now miss Liverpool’s next three games.
The 23-year-old will miss the trip to Man United on Monday (22 August) as well the visits of Bournemouth (27 August) and Newcastle United (31 August) to Anfield.