The Raheem Sterling saga has been going on for some time with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insisting that the player was not for sale and will not be sold under any circumstances.
However, the Liverpool and hierarchy have admitted defeat and the 20-year-old will now be moving to the Etihad Stadium to join Manchester City with a transfer fee believed to be around £49 million.
As soon as the news of Sterling having a medical became viral,, twitter exploded with fans, pundits and ex-players expressing their views.
Some got out of line as hooligans got involved and targeted the 3-year-old daughter of Raheem Sterling.
A Twitter user, with the name @xRaheemGo, tweeted: “Sleep with one eye open you disloyal t***, hug your daughter harder than you ever have before because I am coming for her.”
Another, called @bestellia, wrote: “I’m going to hunt your daughter down and lock her up.”
These are only a few of the many tweets with abuses for the England international.
Merseyside police have started a probe regarding the tweets involving Raheem Sterling’s 3 year old daughter.
A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: “The language used in these tweets is abhorrent.
“We are taking the incident extremely seriously and an investigation by detectives in Liverpool CID is on-going.
“People who use the internet to target others and who commit criminal offences such as harassment or hate crime in doing so are not beyond the law and can expect to be brought to justice.”
Sterling has been made aware of the tweets by the police.