Barrow have been left furious after their supporters have been accused by Dover Athletic of sending death threats.
It came after the postponement of a National League match between the two sides, Dover couldn’t make it to Holker Street because a fatal incident in Milton Keynes caused the trains from London Euston to be delayed or cancelled.
The announcement that the game was called off came an hour prior to kick off with 23 away fans managing to do what the team couldn’t in arriving at the stadium.
Emotions were high as it tends to get on social media when a match is called off very late and with fans already on their way or at the ground already.
It is said to have got out of hand however with death threats made towards members of Dover Athletic.
In a statement, Dover Athletic said: “We are shocked and disappointed with the response from Barrow AFC and some of their supporters.
“Given the nature of today’s delay, we are disgusted to receive messages wishing death to our players and staff from Barrow supporters on Twitter. We are further shocked to hear about abuse directed by Barrow officials towards both our kit manager and supporters club driver.”
Barrow claim their have no knowledge of what happened or was said but and feel Dover are trying to deflect attention from some questionable travel arrangements, as mentioned by NWE Mail.
Dover midfielder Anthony Jeffrey posted evidence on Twitter, showing a message he was sent by one user…
Due to unforeseen circumstances our game was cancelled today .. instead of people recognising what a tragedy it is .. we get sent messages like this ??♂️ RIP To the man that lost his life today ?? pic.twitter.com/LQG6JgZ10q
— AJ (@AnthonyJeffrey7) October 12, 2019
After checking out the message Jeffrey received by social media users, fans took to express their shock and anger – see those tweets on the next page.Like what the Fan Banter have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!