Daniel Horsfall, the best friend and manager to Nick Kyrgios, has revealed the horrific threats he receives from fans.
Horsfall exposed just one email he had received in the wake of Todd Woodbridge calling out a fan after sickening message on Instagram.
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Kyrgios is as divisive a figure as we’ve seen in the Australian sporting landscape, but fans are crossing the line.
Horsfall shared the email to social media in response to Woodbridge’s reveal, explaining “yours is pretty light on to be fair. Here’s what I see.”
“So you are the human wart who manages nick the filthy grub? What a f***ing c***head you must be eh? Not ashamed? Not embarrassed? You f***ing should be you worthless POS,” the email read.
“Can you not get the c*** to shut up? One day he will take his half witted act too far and someone will finish him for good. Can’t wait for that day. Hope you go down in the same manner too you f***ing grub.
“You have children? A family? They must be so proud of you. Fly away now and get a real job. C***head.”
Woodbridge, the 16-time grand slam doubles champion took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to share the “unacceptable” direct message he received on his Instagram account.
“Matt didn’t like my commentary alongside Jim Courier but this sort of behaviour is unacceptable and needs to be called out,” Woodbridge wrote.
The screenshotted message reads: “Just (an) old has been trying to stay in the limelight. Shame (the) heart attack didn’t end you”.
Woodbridge’s Twitter post was flooded with messages of support for the popular commentator as well as condemnation for the disgraceful attack.
“That’s disgusting mate,” wrote Aussie tennis star Luke Saville.
“Tough guys everywhere these days,” wrote sports journalist Vince Rugari.
“What a pathetic excuse for a human.”
The troll’s abuse was in a relation to a heart attack Woodbridge suffered late in 2022, while working out in his home gym.
The 51-year-old said he was “shocked” when he experienced chest pains and other symptoms he now knows to have been a heart attack.