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Pirlo’s son reveals social media death threats amid Juventus slump

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The son of the former midfielder maestro has raised his voice against the abuse he gets due to Juventus’ poor performances.

Andrea Pirlo has been unable to deliver up to the expectations at Juventus as the rookie manager largely struggles to get results in his debut campaign at the club.

Juventus have not only failed in their Serie A title defense but they also face a battle to finish within a top-four spot.

The Bianconeri are currently tied on points with Napoli, rivals AC Milan, and Lazio on 66, with the three sides sitting at third, fourth and fifth respectively.

Another humiliating exit from the Champions League at the last-16 stage was endured, although they were able to get their hands on the Supercoppa Italiana trophy by beating Napoli 2-0 in the final.

All in all, Juve’s season has been subpar so far, and some of the so-called fans are turning on Pirlo’s 17-year-old son Niccolo to show disappointment at his father.

Niccolo Pirlo wrote in an Instagram post: “I’m not a person who judges, I don’t like doing it.

“Everyone has the right to be able to say what they want, I’m the first to do it and I would never want someone to take away my freedom of speech.

“My parents taught me to have thoughts and above all to listen to those of others.

“But I believe that there is a limit to everything and this limit has been exceeded for some time.

“I am 17 years old and every day I receive messages of this kind (here I show you the last one, received a little while ago).

A screenshot attached showing a direct message from one account read: “You must die together with your father.”

“Not because I do something special, but only because I am the son of a coach.

“This would be my ‘fault’ and is the reason why I receive messages wishing death upon me and various insults every day.

“I would like to ask you to put yourselves in my shoes for just a second and ask yourself how you would feel.”