Ex-Spurs star Alderweireld reveals vile threats aimed at his family

Ex-Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld reveals vile death threats aimed at his family after scoring in Royal Antwerp’s Belgian Pro League victory against Genk

  • Toby Alderweireld scored in Royal Antwerp’s 2-1 victory over Genk on Sunday 
  • The former Tottenham defender has revealed a vile message sent to him since 
  • In the message on Instagram, it contains death threats towards his family

Former Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has revealed a sickening message he has received on social media, containing threats against his family, following a Belgian Pro League match.  

The 34-year-old received the messages on social media after his side Royal Antwerp defeated Genk 2-1 on Sunday.

Alderweireld, who left Tottenham in 2021 scored Antwerp’s first goal as they came from behind to secure the victory.

The Belgian defender shared the message he received on social media platform Instagram, which includes a threat against his family.

In response to the post, he said: ‘Everything has limits. I can take quite a bit, but threatening my family is beyond me.

Former Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has shared a sickening message he received on Instagram which contains death threats against his family

Alderweireld posted the hate message along with this message suggesting the vile post on Instagram was beyond his limits

‘I don’t understand why you write this and what you want to achieve with this.’

The post which Alderweireld references said: ‘This week your daughter is missing.

‘You can’t win without the ref on your side, great big cancer.

‘You f***** up the entire World Cup for the Red Devils because you’re so f****** slow and s***, you f****** son of a bitch 

‘Inshallah your family dies.’

Antwerp’s opponents on Sunday, Genk, condemned the abuse of Alderweireld.

‘As a club, we explicitly distance ourselves from this,’ they said in a statement.

As reported by the Associated Press, Antwerp general manager Sven Jaecques said Alderweireld will go after his abuser and file a complaint. 

It comes after the Royal Antwerp star scored during their 2-1 victory over Genk on Sunday

Alderweireld left Tottenham in 2021, spending a year in Qatar before returning to Belgium with Antwerp last summer

The message to the defender also referenced Belgium’s World Cup exit, with the ex-Spurs star since retiring from international duty

‘Many other players and coaches have already experienced the same as Toby. People who do this should be punished,’ Jaecques was quoted as saying.

Alderweireld left Tottenham in 2021 after a six-year spell with the club. He spent one season at Qatari side Al-Duhail before returning to his homeland with Antwerp last summer.

The centre-back has made 43 appearances across all competitions this season and chipped in with six goals.

He has helped fire Antwerp to the top of the table where they hold a one-point lead over Genk with four games left to play.

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