Spurs star deactivates social media profile following Mura loss

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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has deactivated his Twitter account following Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat to NS Mura in the Europa Conference League on Thursday.

On paper, the game looked quite straightforward for Spurs, with Mura being the group’s whipping boys until yesterday.

Antonio Conte thus decided to rotate his squad and give the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Dele Alli and Davinson Sanchez an opportunity.

However, the Lilywhites put in an extremely poor display and were not helped by Ryan Sessegnon’s sending off just beyond the half-hour mark.

Spurs found themselves 1-0 down and a man down in the interval, which forced Conte to ring the changes in the second half.

The 52-year-old brought on Hojbjerg for Ndombele with 15 minutes of the game left after Harry Kane had scored the equaliser.

As Spurs were pushing bodies forward looking for a winner, they were hit on the break late on and conceded a stoppage-time winner.

Needless to say, Tottenham fans on social media were extremely angry at the performance and result.

It looks like the reaction from the fans might have caused Hojbjerg to deactivate his Twitter account.

Spurs Web Opinion

I just hope that Hojbjerg did not deactivate because of the abuse he was getting from Spurs fans, although it seems like that might well have been the case.

I do not understand why footballers have social media accounts to begin with as these platforms have become increasingly toxic over the years.

The players who manage their own social media accounts almost have nothing to gain from it and seem to be regularly subject to abuse after poor results.

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