Andrea Pirlo’s teenage son has revealed death threats he received from Juventus fans angry at his father’s performance as head coach.
With five games remaining of their season, Juve sit fourth in Serie A and are in a battle with Napoli and Lazio to secure Champions League football.
The Bianconeri have won the last nine Scudetti, but in Pirlo’s first season at the helm they’re 13-points adrift of champions elect, Inter.
But abuse received in the wake of the weekend’s 1-1 draw with Fiorentina has proved the final straw for 17-year old Nicolo Pirlo.
Referring to a direct message sent to him which read, “You must die with your father”, Nicolo wrote, “I am 17 years old and every day I receive messages of this kind.
“Not because I do something in particular, but only because I am the son of a coach who probably, as it should be , you may not like it.
Pirlo will see out the rest of the season with Juventus, but beyond that his future remains uncertain.