Danish FA reports death threats against striker
Cape Town - The Danish FA confirmed it has reported to police death threats made against striker Nicolai Jorgensen when receiving online abuse after a defeat to Croatia.
Jorgensen's vital spot-kick miss in a penalty shootout led to Denmark's elimination from Russia 2018 as Ivan Rakitic converted Croatia's last penalty following a 1-1 stalemate after regulation time at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.
"Stop. Our society must never accept death threats - neither against World Cup stars, politicians or others. It is completely unacceptable and indecent," the Danish FA said in a statement on Twitter. "We are reporting the case to the police to end this madness."
Remarkably three Danes missed from the spot despite goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel's heroics in saving two penalties as Croatia won the shootout 3-2. Jorgensen had the unfortunate honour of being the last to do so drawing threats and abusive language on his Instagram and Facebook profiles.