Sordell Facebook message probed
Police are investigating a message on Bolton Wanderers and
England Under-21 striker Marvin Sordell’s Facebook page.
A mock-up photograph showed Bolton’s Sordell with a gun pointed
at his head. It showed blood across his face and chest and the
message: “dont f*** with the millwall.”
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “No formal allegations have been
made to us but officers have been investigating the claims made
through the club media and social media. Investigations still
The page appeared earlier this month after Millwall beat Bolton
2-1 and Sordell claimed on Twitter that he and three team-mates had
been subjected to racist chants.
The creator, believed to be a 14-year-old teenage Millwall fan,
has now sent Sordell a letter of apology, according to reports.
The teenager’s father told The Bolton News: “He is really sorry
about what he has done. He has written Marvin Sordell an
“He was with his school friends and they got upset that Millwall
had been given a bad press and he has just made it worse.
“It was all a big prank and he just thought it was a joke.”
He added: “We told him what he had done had made the whole
situation a lot worse.
“He is remorseful. He didn’t realise the consequences of it but
he is realising them now.
“He is normally as quiet as a mouse. He isn’t a hooligan. He
only goes to Millwall when I take him.
“We are shocked he has done this.”