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Joachim Andersen receives death threat after incident with Darwin Nunez

By Charles Cornwall

Joachim Andersen receives death threat after incident with Darwin Nunez

Uruguay's Darwin Nunez, who joined Liverpool from Benfica, was sent off on Monday after an incident with Crystal Palace's Joachim Andersen

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Uruguay's Darwin Nunez, who joined Liverpool from Benfica, was sent off on Monday after an incident with Crystal Palace's Joachim Andersen. Andersen provoked the 23-year-old striker into headbutting him, leaving the home side with 10 men at Anfield in a 1-1 draw.

The situation sparked anger from Liverpool fans, who lashed out at Andersen on social media with insults and even death threats, prompting the player to call on both the Premier League and Instagram to intervene in the matter. The player said he received up to 400 offensive messages.

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In addition, he shared more than a dozen messages on his Instagram story. The images he shared showed insults and threats in several languages. "I received maybe 3-400 of these messages last night. I understand you support a team, but have some respect and stop acting tough online," he said on Instagram.

Meanwhile, there remained an unease about the Uruguayan's sending off among other Liverpool fans, who fell for his opponent's provocations. Virgil van Dijk said on Tuesday that his team-mate must learn "to control himself" after Nunez's red card during the tie.

Nunez's dismissal

Nunez was trying to get Liverpool's equaliser against Crystal Palace at Anfield, but he let himself be provoked by his opponent and made it difficult for his team, which was reduced to 10 men. In the 57′ minute, during a dangerous play, Joachim Andersen started to bother the Uruguayan player and pushed him. The recent signing of the squad led by Jurgen Kloop headbutted him. The Aguilas player fell to the turf and the referee saw the action, who gave Nunez a red card. 


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