Liverpool left-back Andrew Robertson has deactivated his Twitter account after being subjected to online abuse by trolls. The 25-year-old defenders' decision comes on the back of Tuesday's away defeat to Napoli where he conceded a penalty to gift the hosts the opportunity to score the opener in the Champions League encounter.
With eight minutes of normal time left to play, the Scottish international fouled Jose Callejon in the penalty area and drew a spot-kick instantly. Dries Mertens subsequently stepped up to convert from the spot before summer-signing Fernando Llorente sealed the win the 92nd minute.
Following the end to the clash in Naples, Jurgen Klopp slammed the authenticity of the penalty awarded to the hosts and maintained that the attacker took a dive. Nevertheless, that was not enough to convince his side's fan-base from descending on Robertson who only sought to prevent Callejon from making an attempt on goal.
Since then, the Scottish full-back has deleted his official Twitter account with many users expressing their disgust toward the tweets aimed at him.
Andy Robertson has deactivated his account due to the abuse he received from his own supporters after last night's game. YNWA - until you make an error that causes your team to lose pic.twitter.com/5oMHvKWvmb— Kap (@kapilamin) September 18, 2019
Andy Robertson, arguably the best left back in world football, having to deactivate his Twitter account because of the abuse he received after his first awful display in roughly 18 months is a rather sad view of modern-day football fans. Some people don't deserve nice things.— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) September 18, 2019
I swear many Liverpool fans on this app are some of the worst fans around, all players make mistakes and it's part of the game why do you feel the need to abuse them?!— SalaHolic (@SalaHolic_11) September 18, 2019
Andrew Robertson had to deactivate his account to stop the abuse! pic.twitter.com/4WGqcmCKn7
honestly anyone who sent andy Robertson abuse last night. you are not an #lfc fan. mans been outstanding in a red shirt.— Raymond Murphy (@raylfc1982) September 18, 2019
the abuse of andy robertson is disgraceful and totally uncalled for. A great player, captain of his country he played a huge part in Liverpool's success last season a dodgy penalty and he gets abuse ridiculous pic.twitter.com/c8fbrr298v— Boo Knight (@booknight9) September 18, 2019