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Ramos receives death threats over Salah challenge, changes phone number

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Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah (R) falls with Real Madrid’s Spanish defender Sergio Ramos leading to Salah being injured during the UEFA Champions League final football match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, on May 26, 2018. GENYA SAVILOV / AFP

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has reportedly been forced to change his phone number following threats over his challenge on Mohamed Salah in last Saturday’s Champions League final in Kiev.

Salah sustained a shoulder injury following the challenge and was later substituted with Adam Lallana replacing him.

The Egyptian international hopes of playing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia are now in jeopardy although the country’s FA officials expect him to recover just in time for their second group game.

Ramos has been on the end of a significant social media backlash since the incident, with many believing that he injured Salah intentionally.

But the abuse has reportedly surpassed just social media – after it was claimed that a group of fans found his phone number.

According to COPE Network, both Ramos and his family have been receiving threats, meaning they have all had to change their numbers.

The report claims that Ramos has been rang by anonymous callers and has received death threats.

It is also claimed that Ramos’s agent has raised the query with local police.


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