Luis Suarez death threats prompt police investigation

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has received a number of death threats on Twitter, prompting police to investigate the situation, according to the Daily Star.

The Uruguay international, who has made it clear that he wishes to leave Liverpool this summer, was sent the messages to his official Twitter account earlier this week.

One user reportedly tweeted to Suarez: “If by any chance Liverpool do accept a bid, and you move, I will find you and I will kill you."

While another user threatened to "hunt him down and kill him" if he makes the move to Arsenal.

The Gunners lodged a £40m bid for the want-away striker earlier this week, which was promptly rejected by Liverpool, who claim to have no intention of selling the prolific 26-year-old goalscorer.

With police closely monitoring the situation on Twitter, a source told the Daily Star: “People should be aware they can be held accountable to the law for anything they write on social networking sites.”

This is not the first time that a footballer has received similar abuse on Twitter.

In March 2012, Swansea University student Liam Stacey was jailed for 56 days after posting racially abusive tweets about the former Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba, who announced his retirement last August after suffering an on-pitch cardiac arrest in an FA Cup tie with Tottenham.

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