THE DAUGHTER of Arsenal’s technical director Edu has slammed the club’s fans after allegedly receiving abusive messages online.
Maria Gaspar claims to have suffered a torrent of abuse following the team’s poor start to the season and recent transfer activity.
As reported by The Metro, the 15-year-old pleaded with fans on her Instagram story after Arsenal’s Premier League loss to Chelsea on Sunday.
She reportedly posted: “Guys, unfortunately, if it continues like this I will have to deactivate my comments from my photos and leave it to the people I follow because I can’t stand it, I can’t stand any more insults.
“Every day I used to go in to answer some people who send me messages on the direct message, but nowadays I can’t go in there anymore, there’s only cursing.
“I don’t have much patience anymore, if I answer them all I’ll spend more than a day losing my mind with it, so I just ignore it.”
Her father Edu has come under fire in recent weeks after Arsenal’s failure to pick up any points from their opening two Premier League games.
The Brazilian administrator has made several poor signings since he was appointed in July 2019, including compatriots David Luiz and Willian.
Edu’s relationship with the fans has strained as a result, with his wife giving a supporter the middle finger during their home loss to the Blues.
Reports suggest the club are considering replacing him with Dutch legend Marc Overmars, who is currently director of football at Ajax.
Maria added: “My father has been in this life for a long time, with criticism and praise, you know, but for me, I’m not used to it and it’s a business that hurts a lot, but that’s how we learn.
“Stop sending me the direct messages saying, ‘What happened?’ For God’s sake, read and you will know!
“I don’t have the head to explain each one because they are cursing my father, there are people who are still asking me, ‘Why are they swearing?’
“Look at everything my father has won, look at everything my father has done.
“I’m not here to talk about it, I know about my father’s potential and all that but we will have to stay in this life full of highs and lows, full of criticism and praise.”
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