Nicolai Jorgensen death threats reported by Danish FA
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 03/07/18 12:17pm
The Danish Football Association says it has reported death threats made against striker Nicolai Jorgensen to the police, after he endured a barrage of online abuse for missing a World Cup penalty against Croatia.
Jorgensen's miss in Sunday's penalty shootout led to Denmark's elimination from the tournament following a 1-1 stalemate at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.
"Stop. Our society must never accept death threats - neither against World Cup stars, politicians or others," the Danish FA said in a statement on Twitter.
"It is completely unacceptable and indecent. We are reporting the case to the police to end this madness."
Three Danes missed from the spot as Croatia won the shootout 3-2 but Jorgensen was the last to do so, drawing threats and abusive language on his Instagram and Facebook profiles.
Jorgensen has been linked with a move to Newcastle United this summer, but it is believed the club would need to break their transfer record to acquire the Feyenoord forward.