'This is a promise, you're getting killed': Piers Morgan reveals vile death threat sent to him and his son over social media
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'This is a promise, you're getting killed': Piers Morgan reveals vile death threat sent to him and his son over social media

PIERS MORGAN has revealed some of the sickening abuse he's received on social media recently, including a number of vile death threats.

The Good Morning Britain presenter took screen-grabs of the messages and posted them on Twitter.

They showed an account telling Morgan that he was "a marked man" and that "this isn't a threat ... it's a promise, your [sic] getting killed".

Perhaps even more disturbingly, the same account then tagged Morgan's son Spencer, telling him to "watch your back" and threatening that if his father wasn't killed, then he or his mother would be instead.

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"Another day, another death threat," Morgan wrote, before asking anyone if they knew who the account belonged to.

"Let's see how big and tough he feels when I give him the exposure he deserves," he added.

To make matters worse, the threat was the second such message Morgan had received this week.

Another account told the presenter "you need to be publicly hanged" while also saying they hoped he didn't wake up in the morning.

"When people wonder what I mean by unacceptable abuse on social media, I mean this kind of thing which was just posted on Instagram," Morgan wrote on Monday.

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It follows recent pressure on social media companies to remove accounts who engage in illegal behaviour such as racial and homophobic abuse or death threats, in light of a number of Premier League footballers being subjected to such messages online.

Ireland footballer James McClean, who has been frequently subjected to sectarian abuse for nearly a decade, revealed recently that his wife had been targeted by trolls, and that someone had even threatened to bring a gun to a match of his.