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Impact and MLS report death threats to Montreal police

TSN.ca Staff with files

7/10/2013 11:56:28 AM

The Montreal Impact and Major League Soccer announced in a statement on Wednesday that an official complaint was made to Montreal police last week following profanity-laden threats made towards one of the first team's players on social media.

The player was not specifically named, but Montreal's TSN Radio 690 and TVA Sports in Quebec report that it involved death threats on Twitter to midfielder Davy Arnaud and his family.

The team said on its website that the Le Service a la communaute Région Sud and du Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) has opened an investigation and the individual in question will be interviewed by police.

"The Impact is taking this incident very seriously and will not accept threats of any kind made by individuals in regards to its players, coaches or administrative staff, in order to ensure their safety," read the statement.

The threats were made following a game last week.

Arnaud reportedly retweeted a message from SBarbosa17 that said: "I hope your family dies in a fire." The author of the message appears to be a local soccer fan.

Arnaud answered: "wow. I know we lost and I made a mistake but I deserve this? I forgive you."

"The Impact is taking this incident very seriously and will not accept threats of any kind made by individuals in regards to its players coaches or administrative staff in order to ensure their safety," the team said in a statement.