Brisbane Broncos stars receiving death threats says Alex Glenn

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Brisbane captain Alex Glenn has revealed the sick death threats he and his teammates have received on the back of a five-match losing streak.

Coach Anthony Seibold is under pressure to shake things up at Red Hill as the Broncos come under more scrutiny than ever after slumping to second-bottom on the ladder.

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Past players and pundits have all weighed in on what’s going wrong with the NRL powerhouse and Glenn pulled back the curtain back on just how bad some of the backlash has been.

“Certain teammates are getting death threats on social media. People can have their judgments but that is not acceptable,” Glenn said.

“I am a big ambassador on mental health. No one should be told to go do something harmful to themselves for the way they are playing.

“I have been in the industry a long time and I can switch off on social media, I can deal with the pressures but some of the younger boys can’t.

“Some are 21-years-old, they are put in the limelight. When they get those comments … I know deep down it affects them mentally — it hurts them and it hurts their families when they read it.”

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The Broncos were booed off the park for the first time after losing to the Titans on the weekend, and Glenn lashed out in an Instagram post on Monday, taking aim at critics who believe the side isn’t hurting in what’s been a dismal season.

“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion about us but don’t ever think we are happy with losing,” Glenn wrote. “You think your (sic) hurting watching us lose 5 games in a row? Try turning up every single day, working your a** off to prepare well and things still don’t go our way on the night, then have to deal with the criticism left, right and centre from the media, spectators & fans.”

The back-rower doubled down on his claims in today’s press conference after training, saying: “I have just had enough.

“And it’s not just my teammates, it is friends from other teams (receiving death threats).

“I understand it is a tough industry, we get paid to be professional athletes and we should be performing every week, but no one deserves to be told they should kill themselves.

“That’s the issue. I was putting my foot down on that.”



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