Brazil Winger Willian leaves Corinthians after death threats.
After receiving death threats, Brazilian winger Willian has quit local club Corinthians, according to the former Arsenal and Chelsea star.
The 34-year-old winger, who has 70 caps for the Brazilian national side since his debut in 2011, left for Corinthians on a free transfer last summer, but his homecoming has been joyful.
Willian said on Friday that his contract with the club had been canceled and that he would be returning to Europe. He has been connected to Premier League team Fulham FC in the English media.
Willian told reporters at the Globo Esporte, “I did not come to Brazil to be threatened.
“My family got threats and obscenities on social media whenever Corinthians lost, and sometimes when I was doing poorly in the game.
My wife and kids eventually began abusing my father and sister in addition to me.
While Corinthians was second in the Brazilian league, the club was recently ousted from two significant tournaments. Some supporters have blasted Willian for his poor play on the field.
“Corinthians accepted the athlete’s termination and the impending contract expiration. Willian claimed to have personal, family, and exile-related issues. Corinthians said that it regrets the player’s choice but respects it.
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