Sympathisers of terrorist group ISIS have been threatening football stars by use of chilling photoshopped images as of late in an attempt to instill a sense of fear in fans who plan to take in next year’s World Cup in Russia.
On Sunday, a new image began doing the rounds on social media, showing Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo on his knees nursing a black eye, supposedly about to be executed.
The photo was accompanied by the caption: “Our words are what you see not what you hear. So just you wait, we are waiting too”.
This follows similar horrifying images displaying Lionel Messi and Neymar. In one of the photos, Messi is pictured behind bars with blood running from his eye, while another shows both Messi and former teammate Neymar, with the former lying on the ground while Neymar is on his knees.
ISIS has issued a new chilling threat to carry out a terror attack at the World Cup next summer with a sick poster of Leo Messi crying blood pic.twitter.com/rrRDDz6GAX
— Prince Ismail (@officialprnc) October 25, 2017
FLASH: ISIS once again threatens the World Cup soccer in Russia this summer. This time Messi is dead, and Neymar Jr. is about to get killed. pic.twitter.com/wqQjHIVFxw
— BNL NEWS ?? (@BreakingNLive) October 28, 2017
Fans, though, have hit back at the pro-terrorism group with images of their own.
We can expect heightened levels of security when the tournament kicks off in Russia next summer. And hopefully, the threats will remain as just that and nothing more.