Liverpool and Southampton fans have been scrapping on Twitter today after it was discovered that Dejan Lovren, who left the Saints for us for £20m in 2014, has deactivated his social media accounts.
Southampton supporters, who’ve bullied the Croat relentlessly since he pushed for a move, celebrated the victory, while Reds claimed some of the comments they’d left were completely uncalled for.
Liverpool fans fighting back:
Dejan Lovren has deleted his Twitter after Southampton fans sent him death threats and made disgusting comments about his children. Classy.
— The Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) March 30, 2016
Southampton fans who abused Lovren; I bet you all feel so big making a player deactivate by threatening him and his family
— Josh (@IbeGottaFeeling) March 30, 2016
So it appears Lovren has deactivated his twitter due to incessant abuse from Southampton fans. Hope they’re proud. Bit pathetic really.
— – (@RedRegista) March 30, 2016
Soton fans sending Lovren e-abuses hence man deleted his social media accounts. Imagine getting that upset over a player departure tbh
— Eka Prasetya (@EPras92) March 30, 2016
HOWEVER… We don’t think it’s fair to suggest Southampton are solely to blame. Before his run of good form, the Croat was consistently abused online by our own supporters, it’s sad to say.
Regularly he was tagged in messages asking him to leave by our own fans, and the only surprise is that he didn’t deactivate sooner.
Perhaps this should be a lesson to those who recklessly vent fury online. It can do damage to your own.
You just have to read replies to Raheem Sterling’s social media posts (some of which are horrible, racist and downright illegal) to know that Liverpool fans are as guilty as anyone else in this respect.