Liverpool Keeper Karius Receives Death Threats After #UCLFinal Blunders
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has received death threats and abuse on social media after he conceded three goals in the Champions League final in Kiev against Real Madrid on Saturday.
The German-born keeper and his family have been the focus of hundreds of threats and hate messages on social media after making several mistakes that resulted in goals for the Spanish club.
Fans are blaming the keeper for Liverpool’s defeat.
The Spanish side’s first goal came when Karim Benzema charged down an attempted throw-out by Karius, and the goalkeeper then allowed a long-range Gareth Bale shot to slip through his grasp for the third.
The 24-year-old German goalkeeper was in tears at the final whistle in Kiev after the 3-1 defeat.
Heartbroken Karius said he was “infinitely sorry” for the mistakes.