The PLCEC is investigating the ‘death threat’ sent to Jordan Pickford and Richardson after the Merside Derby on Saturday.
The Everton duo have put up a formidable challenge against the Liverpool stars during a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park and police are now looking at their directed ‘threat and hate crime’ after the game.
Pickford’s ‘Scissors Style’ challenge to Virgil Van Dijk is ignored by VAR, but it’s as good as the end of the Dutchman’s season.
And Brazilian forward Richardson was left to shake his stomach, to handle Thiago at the end of a knee-high start-up match.
And as a result, Mercyside police are investigating a number of offensive tweets directed at the Tafiz pair – including a few death threats, according to Starr.
A police statement said: “We are currently investigating a number of offensive tweets about two Everton footballers.
“The language used in the tweets is completely unacceptable and we take the reports very seriously.
“Those who use the Internet to target others and those who commit criminal offenses such as threatening or committing hate crimes are not outside the law.
“Detectives are interrogating to identify the people who posted these tweets and where we identify crimes we will take action to bring those responsible to justice.”
Both players were involved in big events – many suggested that English keeper Pickford had seriously changed the way he handled Van Dyke.
In the fifth minute, Pickford competed with Virgil Van Dijk in a six-yard box for a looping cross.
A scissor cut from the goalkeeper wiped out the Liverpool star, causing Van Dijk to relocate and potentially prolong the treatment room.
Van Dijk was not awarded a penalty for being offside and Pickford also escaped a red card.
VAR officials have decided not to punish England No. 1 and no previous action is being taken by the FA.
They come to the conclusion that Liverpool or Van Dijk had set a deadline for his recovery from any operation after the challenge.
Meanwhile, Thiago can somehow avoid serious injuries after handling Richardson.
The Champions League clash with Ajax on Wednesday will come soon for the Spaniard, but his absence is not expected to be very long.
After the draw, which put Everton at the top of the Premier League table, Richardson publicly apologized for his actions.
The 23-year-old said: “Anyone who knows my background knows that I’ve never been a violent player.
“What happened today was the death of a perfect over-sacrifice. I did not enter into the controversy with the intention of hurting Thiago.
“When I saw that the accident was about to happen, I lifted my bandage and hit my knee next to it, which was inevitable due to the speed of the drama.
“I have already sent him a message of apology and I do it publicly here as well. I hope he was not hurt and everything is fine.
“I apologize to my teammates, my club and my fans for leaving one more at the end of the game.”
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