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Danish FA files police complaint after Jorgensen death threats

9:33 pm AEST 3/7/18
Nicolai Jorgensen Denmark Croatia
The 27-year-old has received death threats from supporters after his penalty against Croatia in a World Cup last-16 encounter was saved

The Danish Football Association has filed a police complaint after death threats were sent to striker Nicolai Jorgensen after their exit from the World Cup.

Denmark were knocked out of the tournament when they lost to Croatia on penalties in the second round.

After seeing Christian Eriksen and Lasse Schone's attempts from the spot saved, Jorgensen missed his side's fifth and final penalty, allowing Ivan Rakitic to convert for Croatia and send them through.

The failure in Russia has been a hard one for supporters to take and many have attacked Jorgensen on social media with death threats and homophobic slurs.

And the Danish FA has called for the abuse to stop and will follow the issue up with the authorities.

"STOP. Our society must never accept death threats - not against World Cup stars, politicians or anyone else," the governing body tweeted.

"That is totally unacceptable and indecent. We are reporting the matter to the police to put an end to this madness."

Jorgensen, who has scored 38 goals in 76 games for Feyenoord, featured in the first two matches of the World Cup as Denmark beat Peru and drew with Australia, but was rested for the clash with France before coming off the bench in the second-half against Croatia.