Diouf the target of internet death threats over Blackburn striker's 'racist abuse'

22 September 2009 03:26
El Hadji Diouf has received internet death threats from furious fans after allegedly making a racial comment to a ball-boy.[LNB]The Blackburn forward is said to have shouted 'F*** off, white boy' to a pitch-side helper who failed to return the ball quickly during Sunday's 3-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park.[LNB]Fans have reacted with venom on football forums and websites, with some going so far as to issue death threats, according to the Daily Star. [LNB] Welcome to Goodison: Everton fans show what they think of El Hadji Diouf [LNB] An Everton fan, whose screen name is Sticky Toffee, threatens to 'trackdown the scum'. He added: 'This f***ing idiot deserves to be taught alesson, he should be hunted down. No ground will be safe.'[LNB] Another warns: 'He's the most hated man on Merseyside... now the rest of Britain hate him too.' [LNB]Vitriol: Blackburn forward Diouf has been described as 'absolute vermin' by an angry  fan on the internet[LNB]Another blasted: 'I hate this guy more than any other player. Absolute vermin.'[LNB]Diouf, 28, has a history of trouble with the FA, having three times been charged with spitting at opponents or fans. [LNB]He was fined £5,000 in 2003 after spitting at a Celtic fan while playing for Liverpool, £500 in 2004 for repeating the offence as a Bolton player at an 11-year-old Middlesbrough supporter, and banned for three matches just weeks later after he spat at Portsmouth defender Arjan de Zeeuw.[LNB]Merseyside Police have confirmed they are investigating the incident and spoke to Diouf directly after the game.[LNB]The controversial Senegal striker will have to face the music tonight whenhe returns to action against Nottingham Forest in the Carling Cup.[LNB] FA wait on police report on Diouf after alleged racist comment to ball-boyCops quiz Blackburn striker Diouf over Everton ball-boy's racial abuse claimVIDEO SPECIAL: Ballboys starring for Tottenham, scoring goals, upsetting Ronaldo and setting up goals - plus the mascot that snubbed Steven Gerrard BLACKBURN ROVERS FC

Source: Daily_Mail