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Charlton player receives stab and death threats in messages sent by Luton fan

Charlton player Lyle Taylor receives stab and death threats in messages sent by a Luton fan following Saturday’s Championship fixture.

Striker Lyle Taylor, who has scored 11 goals this season, added to his tally at the weekend by getting his second brace against the Hatters in as many seasons.

Taylor received abuse from those base in the away end at The Valley after winning a free-kick just outside the Luton area during the first half.

That ended up being cleared, however not long after, he fired home, breaking the deadlock and then went to celebrate in front of the travelling fans – before later grabbing a second from the penalty spot.

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer said after the game that he would have enjoyed silencing the Hatters support.

He said: “Fans do that, not just Luton, any fans.

“They get on to someone and then that person scores. I had it myself as a player. People used to do it to me and then I’d score and then you can rub it in their face a little bit. That’s what Lyle does. He scores goals and helps us win games. That’s what he’s done today.

“[Taylor’s first goal was] a great finish. I see him do that every day in training. The penalty – he does what he does. Calm, cool and collected. I thought his work-rate was outstanding as well.

“His ball retention was excellent, that’s something that I’ve been on at it him about. Against Blackburn last week and Stoke away his ball retention wasn’t very good. That’s not like him. He’s been very good and he was excellent today. He thoroughly deserved his two goals. They couldn’t handle him.”

Luton fans then took to social media to vent their anger out at Taylor, and one fan in-particular sent some very concerning messages to him.

jxsh.ltfc wrote: “Why do you think cheating is acceptable. You should have been booked for descent. Cunt ?

“I hope you are hit by a car.

“Carry on being a cunt and you will be stabbed (not by me, but someone else ?)”

Charlton’s Lyle Taylor then mentioned in an Instagram story: “Wow.. stabbed for doing my job. Hope nobody pulls a knife on this kid. Really don’t think he understands the gravity of that situation, should it come to pass ?”

It comes just a month after Peterborough‘s Marcus Maddison receives a death threat in a voice message which he received on social media site Snapchat.

There might only be a minority that choose to attack players in this way, but no matter whether it’s just a few comments, they can hurt and mess with you mentally. Stop and think about what you are saying but pressing ‘send’.

Fans were left shocked as the Charlton player receives stab and death threats.

One said: “Imagine doing this because you’ve lost a game of football ?”

Whilst others have called on the fan to be banned by Luton from attending matches.

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