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People have said they want to kill my wife: Xhaka

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Arsenal’s captain Granit Xhaka doesn’t like how some people have reacted to his tantrum during the 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace last week.

A week ago Arsenal and Crystal Palace tied 2-2 in the English Premier League.

And during the match, Gunners’ captain Granit Xhaka was subbed out, which caused him to throw a tantrum and some fans reacted badly to it.

The Swiss footballer has been the victim of social media abuse, but today he revealed he has even received death threats.

“The scenes that took place around my substitution have moved me deeply. I love this club and always give 100% on and off the pitch,” he wrote on Instagram according to Sport.

“My feeling of not being understood by fans, and repeated abusive comments at matches and in social media over the last weeks and months have hurt me deeply.”

He explained: People have said things like ‘We will break your legs’, ‘Kill your wife’ and ‘Wish that your daughter gets cancer’.”

“That has stirred me up and I reached a boiling point when I felt the rejection in the stadium on Sunday.”

“In this situation, I let myself get carried away and reacted in a way that disrespected the group of fans that support our club, our team and myself with positive energy,” he commented.

“That has not been my intention and I’m sorry if that’s what people thought. My wish is to get back to a place of mutual respect, remembering why we fell in love with this game in the first place. Let’s move forward positively together.”