Sao Paulo: Colombia's Juan Zuniga received a flood of death threats and racist abuse on social media on Saturday as Brazilians reacted angrily to his tournament-ending foul on star forward Neymar.
"Zuniga" was trending on Twitter and messages included a torrent of abusive comment aimed at the Napoli defender after he kneed Neymar in the back, fracturing a vertebrae. (Neymar Returns in an Ambulance)
Among the less offensive posts, contributors called the 28-year-old a "monster" and the "biggest villain in the history of football". (Neymar Ruled Out of World Cup)