HomeSportsChristian Pulisic has received death threats over social media video, says USMNT & Chelsea star’s father
Christian Pulisic has received death threats over social media video, says USMNT & Chelsea star’s father
July 12, 2021
Christian Pulisic has obtained loss of life threats over a social media video involving a goliath grouper fish, america and Chelsea star’s father has revealed.
Pulisic hit the headlines final week after seeing one in every of his Instagram uploads go viral whereas on vacation in Florida.
The 22-year-old filmed a stunt on a ship above an endangered fish, and has subsequently been criticized by conservationists and animal rights teams.
Within the video in query, Pulisic was seen juggling a ball over a goliath grouper — a big saltwater fish mostly present in waters off the jap coast of the Americas.
The Chelsea winger, who helped the Blues win the Champions League in 2020-21, in the end misplaced management of the ball and fell onto the fish, which visibly struggled beneath his weight earlier than he was pulled again into the boat.
The self-funded, volunteer stress group referred to as the Blue Planet Society, dedicated to ending the overexploitation of the world’s ocean, reposted the video of Pulisic on Twitter with the caption: “Abusing a threatened goliath grouper for a social media video is a brand new low.”
Pulisic’s father defends USMNT worldwide
Mark Pulisic has now come out to defend the USMNT worldwide amid the social media backlash, insisting he by no means had any intention of wounding the goliath grouper whereas slamming the net trolls which have made threats in opposition to his life.
The Chelsea attacker’s father instructed Alex Goldberg’s YouTube channel The Byline: “He’s off Twitter throughout the season, however he is aware of what’s happening and the harshness of it after having a foul recreation. He doesn’t have a look at it loads.
“What hurts him extra is the cancel tradition. If he desires to submit one thing on the web, and idiots are hiding behind computer systems. Individuals are simply ready to hate due to their jealousy. That bothers him much more.
“Whether or not it’s concerning weapons or concerning going fishing and having a hook in a fish’s mouth. He didn’t even realise it however he’s simply attempting to have a superb time.
“It’s probably the most ridiculous factor. Christian is such an animal lover. He has horses, he doesn’t wish to see animals damage. Sadly, he has obtained loss of life threats concerning it and it is obtained to the purpose the place persons are saying they need him in jail.
“Folks must not wait for somebody with notoriety to do one thing improper. It’s fairly idiotic. If you wish to say he has had a sh***y recreation, then go for it.
“However for those who don’t know Christian as an individual and what occurred on the boat? Then shut your mouth.”