Bayern Munich’s German coach said on Friday he had received 450 death threats on Instagram following the Bavarian’s elimination against Villarreal in this week’s Champions League.
Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann said on Friday he received hundreds of death threats after Villarreal pulled the Bavarian club out of the Champions League. “I know I will always be criticized from all sides, it’s normal and I can deal with it. But it’s not easy to get death threats to 450 people on Instagram,” he said at a press conference.
“It’s one thing if people want to kill me. But they attack my own mother, who isn’t even interested in football, laments the coach. I don’t understand it. As soon as they turn off the television When people do, people forget all the decency. And they think they’re right, that’s the worst part.”
“I get something after every game, whoever wins”
When asked about the possibility of seeing him file a complaint, Nagelsmann felt the dangers were too high for this to be possible. “I won’t see the end of it. I get it after every match, whoever is the winner”.
Julian Nagelsmann is the second member of Bayern’s squad to be threatened this week after their Champions League quarter-final exit against Villarreal on Tuesday. The wife and son of sporting director Hassan Salihamidzik also said on Wednesday and Thursday that they were the target of threats, showing screenshots of messages received on Instagram.
Nagelsmann, however, clarified that he does not expect Bayern to increase security measures. “We are private people. I don’t want to provoke anyone and no one has come to my house yet,” he said.