USMNT star Christian Pulisic sent death threats online after drawing two red cards in Milan's win over Lazio

Milan’s 1-0 victory over Lazio Friday didn’t come without its fair share of action with Noah Okafor netting the winner in the 88th minute. And that’s just where the drama started. There was also a brawl that broke out in stoppage time and death threats sent Christian Pulisic’s way after a wild affair.

Adam Marusic and Matteo Guendouzi were both red-carded due to their involvement in a coming together to end the match. Guenduzi was initially sent off for a shove on Christian Pulisic, who drew multiple red cards during the game. The U.S. men’s national team star was pulling at Guendouzi during the play, that doesn’t mean that a shove is a response that will go unpunished, and that’s what caused the red card. Take a look:

Following the match, Lazio fans weren’t happy with Pulisic. Online the Rome club’s supporters directed various horrendous insults at him on social media including death threats, especially for the first red card to Luca Pellegrini. Again, Pulisic was the instigator, but Pellegrini pulling Pulisic down was the offense that was carded. Winding players up is part of the game and despite this being an important match, Lazio fell into Pulisic’s trap which will now hurt them for multiple matches due to the suspensions. 

Milan did release a statement that they stand with Pulisic due to the online abuse:

With seven goals and six assists in 25 Serie A matches, Pulisic’s first season in Milan has been a strong one and they’re only one point off of catching Juventus for second in the league. While it’s disappointing to likely lose the Scudetto to Inter, this is a Milan team pointing in the right direction and a major reason for that has been Pulisic’s play, whether other teams like it or not.

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