- MOYES DEATH THREATS16:30 | 10/05/2013
DAVID Moyes was blitzed with death threats yesterday from Manchester United and Everton fans who are enraged by his club swap.
Angry supporters hurled abuse from all sides as the Everton boss was confirmed as the replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
United fans hit their new manager with threats of violence if he failed to repeat Sir Alex’s success or let star striker Wayne Rooney, 27, leave.
And Everton supporters warned Moyes, 50, against raiding their club for their stars when he takes charge of the champions in July.
Police were last night monitoring social networking traffic following 71-year-old Fergie’s shock decision to quit.
They could act on anyone thought to be making direct threats rather than just indulging in football banter.
Josh Gittings tweeted: “David Moyes I’m warning you…Come to United and f*** us up and I will personally kill your family! That is all.’’
Dane Pearson-McGloin messaged: “I’ll tell you right now Moyes, if you sell Rooney imma kill yo ass!’’
Tim McKuhen wrote: “If Moyes buys Baines off us honestly I’d kill him.’’
RaziyaM94 tweeted: “So David Moyes is the person I chose to kill.’’
Dayoogunleye1 messaged: “Some one shd kill Moyes so he won’t take over.’’
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright, 67, and United’s American owners the Glazer family also received threats.
Dr_gazthefoo_MD tweeted: “Kenwright, if Moyes goes and you replace him with either Rafa or Pardew I will look for you. I WILL find you. And I WILL kill you.’’
Tom Ellison wrote: “I swear if Moyes is the next manager I’m going to go and kill them f***ing Glazers.’’
William Haszard said: “If it’s Mark Hughes I will kill Kenwright.’’
Andrew Jopson tweeted: “Take the car, drive to Goodison, kill Bill, grab Moyes, go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint and wait for all this to blow over.’’
Manchester United had no comment to make last night about the messages.
But club officials were left red-faced yesterday after announcing Moyes’s appointment on United’s Facebook page and then removing it because the deal had not been signed.
Last night bookies made former Preston North End boss Moyes 5-6 to claim a trophy in his first season.
He is 4-6 to take 28-year-old Everton and England star Leighton Baines with him to Old Trafford and Ladbrokes are offering 2-1 that Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, returns to United.
Greater Manchester MPs Graham Stringer, 63, and Paul Goggins, 59, tabled an Early Day Motion in which they said Sir Alex should be “immediately ennobled and elevated to the House of Lords”.
Bookie William Hill made him 1-2 to receive a peerage – and the 6-4 favourite to pick up the 2013 BBC Sports Personality Of The Year award.
Staff at a Pizza Hut restaurant in Manchester have commemorated Sir Alex’s retirement by wearing red armbands and handing out chewing gum at the end of the meal.
According to Dailystar
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