Taylor receives death threats overEduardo injury
Birmingham City defender Martin Taylor has been the subject of internet death threats following the horrendous injury to Arsenal player Eduardo at St Andrew’s on Saturday.
Croatian fans, angry at the loss of one of their star players for the European Championships later this year, have posted a series of abusive messages aimed at Taylor.
An internet petition calling for the player to be suspended indefinitely has been set up and death threats have even been made against Taylor.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger called for a life ban for Taylor following the game, however he later retracted that statement saying his criticism had been ‘excessive’.
Taylor was said by Birmingham manager Alex McLeish to be distraught after being sent off for the tackle which left Eduardo with a double compound fracture of his left leg after the incident which happened just three minutes into the match.
Taylor visited the Arsenal player in hospital over the weekend and is also believed to have confronted Wenger in the dressing room tunnel area after hearing the Arsenal manager’s initial outburst.