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Barcelona fans send vile death threats to Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni after Champions League defeat

Rory O'Callaghan

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Barcelona fans send vile death threats to Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni after Champions League defeat

Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni has been sent death threats by Barcelona supporters following Tuesday's Champions League match at San Siro.

Inter secured a crucial 1-0 win over Barcelona thanks to Hakan Calhanoglu's superb strike at the end of the first half.

The match ended in controversial circumstances as Barcelona were denied a penalty late on despite Inter defender Denzel Dumfries appearing to handle the ball inside his own box.

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After the match, Barcelona head coach Xavi voiced his anger over the officiating.

"I am furious and outraged by the situation we had to experience. There is no word for this other than an outrage," he said.

"It is an injustice. I already said yesterday that referees need to explain their decisions.

"We don't understand what was happening. The referees need to speak, it will help to humanise them as well as clarify things."

Barcelona supporters were also quick voice their frustration after the match on social media.

But some fans appear to have taken their anger too far, sending threatening messages to Bastoni after the final whistle.

The Italy international's partner, Camilla Bresciani, published a number of the messages to social media, alongside the caption: "How disgusting are you?"

One of the messages "promised to break Bastoni's legs and ensure he never played football again", while another user said they would "aim a gun at him and fire", according to Get Italian Football News.

Bastoni was sent threatening messages by Barcelona fans (Image: Alamy)
Bastoni was sent threatening messages by Barcelona fans (Image: Alamy)

Victory for Inter on Tuesday moved them up to second in their Champions League group.

The Italian side are now on six points, three behind group leaders Bayern Munich and three ahead of Barcelona in third.

Inter return to Serie A action away at Sassuolo on Saturday, while the following day Barcelona host Celta Vigo in La Liga.

Inter will then travel to face the Catalan side at the Nou Camp on Wednesday in the reverse fixture of Tuesday's Champions League clash.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Inter Milan, Barcelona, Football, Champions League

Rory O'Callaghan
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