Merseyside police are investigating ‘unacceptable’ threats made on social media, following Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool against Everton duo Jordan Pickford and Richarlison.
Both Pickford and Richarlison come in for fierce criticism for their reckless tackles on Virgil van Dijk and Thiago, the latter receiving a Red Card for Everton’s Brazilian forward.
“The language used in the tweets [aimed at Pickford and Richarlison] is totally unacceptable and we are taking the reports extremely seriously,” a Merseyside Police spokesperson said in a statement to the BBC.
“Those who use the internet to target others, and who commit criminal offenses such as making threats or committing a hate crime in doing so, are not beyond the law.”
“Detectives are making inquiries to identify the individuals who posted the tweets and where we identify offenses we will take action to bring those responsible to justice.”