Alvaro Morata says he received death threats for his family after his penalty miss


Spanish striker Alvaro Morata revealed that his family got threatened and abused on social media over his performance after Spain’s match against Poland in Euro 2020 tournament.

28-year-old Spaniard said that his wife and children got yelled at in the Spanish city of Seville.

“They have been saying ‘I hope your children die’. I would like people go put themselves at my place and know what it feels like to receive threats that says your children should die.

My family came to the stadium at Seville with written ‘Morata’ on their back of the shirts and people yelled at them”, Morata told the Cadena Cope station.

He said that it’s extremely intricate. He gets criticised for missing chances but there’s a limit of criticising someone for their family and threatening them.

Serie A club Juventus’ Morata is on loan from Laliga club Atletico Madrid. He has missed multiple chances in the Euro 2020 tournament which also includes a penalty for his nation’s 5-0 victory over Slovakia on Wednesday. Morata gets trolled for his performances on social media by several pages and fans.

The player was heckled by fans of Spain in their practice pre-tournament games which was against Portugal. It got extremely more difficult after the goalless draw where he scored for his side but missed a chance.

Juventus striker told that he couldn’t sleep at night after missing the penalty versus Slovakia. He also is thankful of his team’s support despite the abuses and criticism he faced.

“It’s not easy to have a group like this specially in such difficult times. They are supporting me,” said the striker.

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