Christian Pulisic has obtained demise threats over a social media video involving a goliath grouper fish, the US and Chelsea star’s father has revealed.
Pulisic hit the headlines final week after seeing one in all his Instagram uploads go viral whereas on vacation in Florida.
The 22-year-old filmed a stunt on a ship above an endangered fish, and has subsequently been criticized by conservationists and animal rights teams.
Within the video in query, Pulisic was seen juggling a ball over a goliath grouper — a large saltwater fish mostly present in waters off the japanese coast of the Americas.
The Chelsea winger, who helped the Blues win the Champions League in 2020-21, in the end misplaced management of the ball and fell onto the fish, which visibly struggled underneath his weight earlier than he was pulled again into the boat.
The self-funded, volunteer stress group generally known as the Blue Planet Society, dedicated to ending the overexploitation of the world’s ocean, reposted the video of Pulisic on Twitter with the caption: “Abusing a threatened goliath grouper for a social media video is a new low.”
Pulisic’s father defends USMNT international
Mark Pulisic has now come out to defend the USMNT international amid the social media backlash, insisting he never had any intention of hurting the goliath grouper while slamming the online trolls that have made threats against his life.
The Chelsea attacker’s father told Alex Goldberg’s YouTube channel The Byline: “He’s off Twitter in the course of the season, however he is aware of what’s occurring and the harshness of it after having a nasty recreation. He doesn’t have a look at it quite a bit.
“What hurts him more is the cancel culture. If he wants to post something on the internet, and idiots are hiding behind computers. People are just waiting to hate because of their jealousy. That bothers him a lot more.
“Whether or not it’s concerning weapons or concerning going fishing and having a hook in a fish’s mouth. He didn’t even realise it however he’s simply attempting to have a great time.
“It’s the most ridiculous thing. Christian is such an animal lover. He has horses, he doesn’t want to see animals hurt. Unfortunately, he has got death threats regarding it and it’s got to the point where people are saying they want him in jail.
“Individuals have to not wait for somebody with notoriety to do one thing unsuitable. It’s fairly idiotic. If you wish to say he has had a sh***y recreation, then go for it.
“But if you don’t know Christian as a person and what happened on the boat? Then shut your mouth.”