1 Sep 2013

Police escort for Swede after death threats

12:17 pm on 1 September 2013

A Swedish football player watching his brother play had to have a police escort from the ground after death threats from rival fans in Stockholm.

Miiko Albornoz, who plays for Helsingborg's bitter local rivals Malmo FF in Sweden's Allsvenskan, was in the stands to watch his brother Mauricio score twice for Brommapojkarna in a 4-2 loss to Helsingborg.

Convicted of the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl in February, Miiko Albornoz was subjected to abuse from Helsingborg fans when they noticed him in the stands.

A section of the crowd began chanting that they were going to kill Albornoz after the game, which led police to escort him from the ground when the match was over.

Helsingborg director Paul Myllenberg says he condemns all threats, and it doesn't matter who it is.

Helsingborg top the Allsvenskan table on 44 points. Malm+ are in second place on goal difference with a game in hand.