A Dumbarton footballer has claimed to have received ‘death threats’ after a tackle that saw emerging Rangers talent Alex Lowry stretchered off in the final moments of a Challenge Cup match.
Former Clyde player Ally Love lunged in on the youngster in the second half, after the 19-year-old had scored a hat-trick during the Rangers B side’s 7-0 rout at the Dumbarton Football Stadium.
Love, who has previously received a five-game ban due to a racism charge, took to social media with claims that he received “death threats” after footage of the tackle circulated online.
He wrote: “I want to put out there after death threats and people online asking me to die over this tackle! I hope Alex is ok..by no means would I want to deliberately injure anyone.
“I needlessly lunge in trying to stop a cross. Tackles like this happen on a football park every other week.”
It’s not yet clear how serious the injury is to the playmaker, but Rangers B team manager David McCallum was furious at the treatment of the talented young player.
Asked if he was pleased with the emphatic scoreline, the manager said: “No, I’m actually quite angry.
“I’ve just watched one of our brightest talents get a tackle that I thought was wrong.
“I thought at the time the game was already gone and there was no need for that to happen. We’ve now got someone sitting in that dressing room who has got a real sore one.
“I want to talk to our players about a really strong performance but right now my emotions are more about concern for Alex.
“I’ve watched it back and it was wrong.”