The wife of former Manchester United and Everton defender Phil Neville has spoken of her ordeal following being the target of some extremely hateful abuse on social media, Mirror Online reports.
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Julie Neville has revealed that her husband as well as her two children have received death threats on Twitter and what makes it worse is those people are using anonymous accounts, which makes it difficult for any action to be taken.
She also spoke of her horror when one account threatened to rape her whilst Phil was away with the Toffees for a game whilst he was still an active footballer and Julie admits those comments left her in fear in her own home and on the street:
“I was terrified. I felt like we were being watched,” Julie said.
“For weeks afterwards I was constantly looking in my rear view mirror to see if I was being followed.”
“If I came home at night and it was dark I would be anxious and rush into the house. Nobody should have to live like that,” the mother-of-two added.
This comes just days after Mirror Online reported that the Neville couple’s twitter accounts had been bombarded by disgusting messages in regards to their 11-year-old daughter, who is disabled.
The current jail sentence for anyone found guilty of internet trolling stands at two years as reported by BBC News in 2014.