Still seething with rage over the transfer of their talismanic captain Robin van Persie to Manchester United, Arsenal fans have vented their frustrations on the striker’s wife.
Van Persie’s wife Bouchra, 28, was bombarded with abusive Twitter messages after the 24 million pound deal.
While some fans posted videos of them burning their van Persie shirts on YouTube, many directed their fury at Bouchra. The mum-of-two was branded a gold-digger and threatened by sick supporters blaming her for the switch to their title rivals.
Angelo_156 Tweeted: “I wish death upon you. I hate you, you scumbag. I hope your whole family drops dead.
Diarmuid Boylan wrote: “You f***ing bitch. I hope your car gets robbed in Manchester!” Fadln called her a “gold digger”. Arsalan_Tweet wrote: “P*ss off to Manchester. Enjoy the extra £££££.
Hiuyan0806 tweeted: “Tell your hubby that he is the biggest betrayal in Arsenal history at all times. He won’t get away from it.
Three months ago Bouchra said she hoped the footballer would stay in London to avoid disrupting the children’s schooling. Van Persie, 29, whose four-year contract will net him more than 200,000 pounds a week, hasn’t reacted to the latest barrage against his wife.
However, Bouchra is not lacking support as many other Arsenal fans who are horrified by the tweet-attacks have tweeted in her support. It would be recalled that Wayne Rooney also suffered the same fate when he left Goodison Park for Old Trafford; his parents were threatened as much as he was.
Former team mate and Arsenal keeper, tweeted via @SzczesnyNo1: Them ‘Arsenal fans’ who abused @Bouchra_vPersie and her kids are disappointments to let alone Arsenal but themselves
@InsideManUtd tweeted: Robin Van Persie’s wife, Bouchra has left tweeter after a barrage of abusive messages and death threats from… fb.me/2gFpIPLUp
Perhaps if Arsenal had won their opening game yesterday, this attacks wouldn’t have occured but it’s a good thing that his former team mate and indeed ‘real’ Arsenal fans are not in support of this onslaught against Van Persie’s family.