After Chennai Super Kings’s defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav were on the receiving end of social media trolling after CSK failed to chase down the target of 168 set by KKR at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
But while violent trolling and abuse of players (and even their wives and girlfriends) is a common reaction from so-called “fans” every time their favourite team loses a match, the hate now seems to be spreading to children and minors.
In a disturbing incident, while hundreds trolled Dhoni, some tweets and Facebook posts threatening Dhoni’s five-year-old daughter also surfaced. And not just any threat, these were threats of rape and physical violence. The threats allegedly appeared on Dhoni and his wife Sakshi’s Instagram accounts following Wednesday’s loss.