Police investigating threat to Montreal Impact player on Twitter

Montreal Impact forward Davy Arnaud is tackled by Colorado Rapids midfielder Brian Mullan during a...

Montreal Impact forward Davy Arnaud is tackled by Colorado Rapids midfielder Brian Mullan during a game at Saputo Stadium on June 29. (QMI Agency)

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, Last Updated: 4:11 PM ET

The Montreal Impact announced Wednesday an ongoing investigation into a profanity-laden tweet that threatened one of its first-team players.

“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,” a press release read.

“I hope your family dies in a fire,” Twitter user @SBarbosa17 sent to Impact attacker Davy Arnaud.

Arnaud responded to the tweet: “I know we lost and I made a mistake, but I deserve this? I forgive you.”

Arnaud’s mistake against the Colorado Rapids on June 29 was the deciding factor in a shocking 4-3 loss at Saputo Stadium in Montreal.

The Service à la communauté Région Sud, du Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) has opened an investigation and the individual in question will be interviewed by police.

It’s unclear if the above tweet is related to the matter — as it’s not profanity-laden — but it seems to indicate the nature of the abuse the 33-year-old sustained following the MLS fixture.


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