New Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has received death threats on Twitter from fans claiming to be supporters of his former club Chelsea, the Mirror has reported.
Cech spent 11 trophy-laden years at Chelsea but was second choice last season following the arrival of Thibaut Courtois.
The Czech keeper, who completed his move across town on Monday, appears to have quickly transformed from hero to villain among a section of Chelsea fans, many of them now issuing death threats to him via social media.
One fan targeted his family with a tweet on Monday reading: "Say goodbye to your family for one last time before they go to sleep, you won't be seeing them tomorrow you snake idiot."
That fan has since had his Twitter account removed.
Obviously, ome fans of the Blues have taken exception to the fact he has decided to move to one of their greatest rivals.
One Twitter user named @Enegali10 posted a sickening tweet, saying: "F******** off just saw Cech signed. Go f*** yourself. F****** brain damaged ugly sk**. Hope your kids have cancer. F****** nonce."
He continued: "I'm going to bring my SR-25 sniper rifle to the Bridge when we play Arsenal. Will be so f****** good to see Cech's blood on the pitch."
Another turned the attention to the head injury which Cech picked up back in 2006 when he collided with Reading's Stephen Hunt during a match.
Since then, Cech has been forced to wear a rugby-style scrum-cap to protect his damaged skull.
One user said: "F*** you Petr Cech you fucking snake, can't believe you went to f***ing Arsenal. Really wish Stephen Hunt ended your life. F***ing C***."
Other users took aim at his transfer to Arsenal.
One said: "Hope we sign Arda Turan now so he can cause Petr Cech another head injury," while another added: "Cech is not bigger then our club, you are deluded & dumb if you defend him.
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