‘They want me and my children to die’
Chelsea coach Graham Potter has received multiple death threats online recently. The 47-year-old Potter is experiencing a difficult season with the London club and is currently tenth in the Premier League.
“Just as I’ve received support, I’ve also received less nice emails where they want me to die and my children to die. That’s obviously not nice to receive,” Potter said at the press conference ahead of the derby against Tottenham Hotspur.
“It’s not nice and especially not for my family,” said Potter, who also indicated that affects his work as a coach. “You can ask my family how it is for me and for them. It’s definitely not pleasant. If I say it doesn’t affect me, I would be lying …”
Potter, who has now been trainer of Chelsea for six months, notices the hardening of society and knows he is not the first person to face threats. “Of course there’s a line, but I wouldn’t be the first person where that line is crossed and in this case it probably happened.”
During the past winter transfer period, Chelsea was very active. The selection was strengthened for many millions of euros with players like Enzo Fernández, Noni Madueke and Mychajlo Moedryk, but the results did not improve. Chelsea failed to win the last five games and scored only one goal.
On Sunday, The Blues will visit city rival Tottenham.