Scotland Yard are investigating death threats sent to Bolton Wanderers’ Marvin Sordell by Millwall fans after their Championship clash earlier this month.
The England U-21 striker and three other players claimed to be subjected to racist chanting during Millwall’s 2-1 victory against the Trotters and a picture of Sordell with a gun to his head was posted on his Facebook page.
The menacing image showed a bloody Sordell with the warning ‘Don’t f*** with the Millwall’ and was sent by a 14-year-old boy and his friends.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “No formal allegations have been made to us but officers have been investigating the claims made through the club media and social media. Investigations still continue.”
The foolish boy has now sent a letter of apology to the Wanderers’ forward insisting that he did not think about the consequences.
“He is really sorry about what he has done,” the boy’s dad told The Bolton News. “He has written Marvin Sordell an apology.
“He was with his school friends and they got upset that Millwall had been given a bad press and he has just made it worse.
“It was all a big prank and he just thought it was a joke.”
“We told him what he had done had made the whole situation a lot worse. He is remorseful. He didn’t realise the consequences of it but he is realising them now.
“He is normally as quiet as mouse. He isn’t a hooligan. He only goes to Millwall when I take him. We are shocked he has done this.”
Sordell was part of Stuart Pearce’s squad who were embroiled in a disgusting racial row at the end of an international clash against Serbia last week.