Impact, MLS Open Legal Proceedings Over Twitter Threat

Impact, MLS Open Legal Proceedings Over Twitter Threat

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 11, 2013
  • Davy Arnaud, Twitter

Wow, when I first read about this I was a tad shocked. Then I was a bit sad that something was taken this far. Anyways, The Montreal Impact released a statement Wednesday concerning threats made towards Impact midfielder Davy Arnaud on social media following the team’s 4-3 loss to the Colorado Rapids on June 29.

“The Montreal Impact and Major League Soccer announced on Wednesday that an official complaint was made to Montreal police last week, following profanity-laden threats made towards one of the first team’s players on social media. The Service à la communauté Région Sud, du Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) has opened an investigation and the individual in question will be interviewed by police.

The Impact is taking this incident very seriously and will not accept threats of any kind made by individuals in regards to its players, coaches or administrative staff, in order to ensure their safety.”

Although the offending tweet has since been deleted, part of it remains in Arnaud’s response:

You really hate to see things like this. Arnaud owned up to the mistake in the post game press conference. But some people take things way too far.

Sadly, I would imagine nothing will really come of this investigation. I mean this is the internet after all and policing what people say on it can be pretty tough.