The family of Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos have reportedly been forced into changing their phone numbers after receiving death threats.
Malicious calls and messages have flooded the inboxes of Ramos and his family, according to Spanish outlet El Partidazo de COPE
Sergio Ramos had to change his mobile number after receiving several death threats phone calls— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) June 1, 2018
(after injuring Salah, don’t think there is any need to specify that anymore)
There is a consensus among some sets of fans that Ramos injured Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah on purpose, in a bid to put Liverpool off their stride and to relieve the early pressure that Real Madrid found themselves under.
Whether intentional or not, Salah's shoulder injury had a visible impact on the game and Liverpool seemed more nervous after their Egyptian star was forced off the pitch during the final in Ukraine.
As a player and coach you decided to say goodbye at the top. Thank you for two and a half incredible years. Your legacy will never be erased, one of the most successful chapters in the history of our beloved @realmadrid pic.twitter.com/dO6bw74aA3— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) May 31, 2018
The Ramos family have since had to get new mobile phone numbers in a desperate bid to escape malicious messages, which have including death threats.
Threats have been made in various forms, including phone calls from unfamiliar numbers and a string of messages on social media.