Harry Maguire has received a bomb threat to his home after being told his house would be detonated if he didn’t leave Manchester United within three days.
The threat to Maguire’s agent was reported to Cheshire police, the county where Maguire lives with his fiancee Fern Hawkins and their two daughters.
“This was taken very seriously,” a source told The Sun. “Harry and his teammates regularly receive death threats on social media but this was different.
“The email said three bombs had been planted at his home. He had 72 hours to leave United or they’d be detonated. It was dripping with hatred and abuse.”
Maguire’s bomb threat
Maguire was forced to stay with a teammate on Wednesday whilst armed police and sniffer dogs checked his mansion. The rest of his family went to a safe house until they were given the all-clear.
“Fern was hysterical,” continued the source. “She doesn’t feel safe anymore.
“She’s had enough of the abuse Harry gets. It’s relentless, personal and out of order. Enough is enough.
“They’re a close family and Harry has always put them first but at the same time he refuses to give into the hate mob.”
Maguire backed by players
The England international has received support from several players including World Cup winner Mesut Ozil.
“It’s crazy,” said Ozil. “Football can never be so serious as to threaten a player and his family. Sometimes it brings out the worst in people.”
Maguire was on the bench during United’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday.