Former Newcastle star Davide Santon and his Tyneside born partner Chloe Sanderson, have both received death threats.
The death threats sparked by events on Saturday night.
Inter Milan were playing at home to Juventus and after the visitors scored on 13 minutes, Inter then had a man sent off five minutes later.
Despite being a man down against the club who have won the league six times in a row, the home side somehow fought back to lead 2-1.
Then with five minutes to go, they brought on Davide Santon as a late sub.
Defeat for Juventus would open up the title race for Napoli to potentially win it and break Juve’s stranglehold, however, within four minutes of the one-time Newcastle defender’s introduction, it was suddenly Juventus 3-2 up.
The Inter supporters blamed Davide Santon for both goals and following Saturday’s match, the player and his partner have seen their social media accounts receive a torrent of abuse from fans.
Messages saying they hope the pair get cancer, as well as death threats.
It shows that the UK doesn’t have exclusivity when it comes to vile people cowardly using social media.
Chloe Sanderson via her Instagram account:
“Football is a sport of passion.
“I understand and appreciate that.
“But for the first time in my life I am scared in my own home alone with my baby…
“When I’m told to lock my doors and I have to worry how my partner will get home tonight.
“It’s not okay.
“NO ONE is more devastated about the result tonight than Davide.”