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Newcastle United's Paul Dummett receives death threats over Luis Suarez challenge

Aditi Prakash
2.79K   //    23 May 2014, 17:00 IST
Dummett’s challenge on suarez during the last game of the season.

Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett has been the victim of Uruguay fans’ rage who blame him for Luis Suarez’s injury which has made him a doubt for the World Cup.

Dummett was sent off late in the game after an accidental challenge on Suarez and the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) suggested that Suarez’s injury originally occurred during the game but went unnoticed as the season was over.

The AUF said in a statement: “Yesterday, Wednesday 21st of May, Luis Suarez suffered an intense pain in his left knee after an undergoing a normal warm-up. On Thursday morning, he underwent an arthroscopic partial resection of his meniscus in the Medica Uruguaya hospital (Montevideo). There was no evidence of any further damage to the knee. His participation in the World Cup in Brazil has not been ruled out.”

"It is worth noting the player received a blunt trauma to his left knee in the final game of the Premier League season against Liverpool which provoked a pain that subsided due to rest at the end of the season."

Since the statement was released, Dummett has been getting death threats on Twitter, with one user, Federico Gonzalez saying “"Hi @PaulDummett, from Uruguay we hope someday u come here to have a nice time w/ friends. We have things for you, like a bullet in the head." and another one from Cadena Chori saying “We Kill You.”

Dummett was recently called up for Wales’ squad for their friendly against Holland and will look to put the matter behind him.

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Aditi Prakash
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