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Federer gets online death threat

Beijing, Oct 5 : A Chinese state media report says security for the upcoming Shanghai Masters is being tightened after an online death threat against tennis star 1 Roger Federer.Shanghai's Youth Daily quoted tournament official

India TV News Desk Updated on: October 05, 2012 22:05 IST
federer gets online death threat
federer gets online death threat

Beijing, Oct 5 : A Chinese state media report says security for the upcoming Shanghai Masters is being tightened after an online death threat against tennis star 1 Roger Federer.




Shanghai's Youth Daily quoted tournament official Yang Yibin said police were notified about the threat and that security will be increased for Federer for the tournament, which starts this weekend.

An officer in the Internet security office of the Shanghai police said Friday the threat is being investigated. In a statement, the tournament said it is aware of the threat and has proper security in place.

The report says the threat, posted last month on a Federer fan site by “Blue Cat Polytheism Founder 07,” vowed to assassinate Federer. It was accompanied by a gruesome image of a decapitated Federer.

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