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.”