Disgruntled fans have take to Twitter to blast departing stars with Kurt Tippet receiving a death threat after announcing he would be leaving the Adelaide Crows. While anyone familiar with Liam Neeson’s revenge flick Taken, will pick up on the reference, the AFL Players Association are taking the threat seriously.
Regardless of the intent of or the motive of the person that is posting these kinds of tweets, we shouldn’t accept, we shouldn’t tolerate it. Whether or not there is a fear that the person is going to follow through on it I don’t think any of us should condone it. We certainly will treat it very seriously and we will refer to the police any social media engagement that we feel goes across the line
AFLPA chief Matt Finniss via Fox Sports
via the Herald Sun
Later the tweeter posted this in response to the online up-roar.
“lol at Rucci’s article about death threats to @KurtTippett4 my tweet is a quote from the movie Taken which was tongue & cheek #cantbeserious”
As such we’ve compiled a list of Liam Neeson quotes you probably shouldn’t direct at anyone via Twitter if you want to avoid an armed response team kicking in your door:
Live and die on this day. Live and die on this day. – Ottaway in The Grey
Overkill is underrated. – Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith in The A Team
I didn’t forget everything. I remember how to kill you, asshole – Dr. Martin Harris on The Unknown
Like Constantinople or Rome before it the city has become a breeding ground for suffering and injustice. It is beyond saving and must be allowed to die. – Ra’s Al Guhl in Batman Begins
If I had known earlier you would have been dead sooner. – Robert Roy MacGregor Rob Roy
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