Juan Zuniga's father reveals continued threats to his son over Neymar injuryNeymar's tournament ended under Zuniga's challenge -
Colombia defender Juan Zuniga has revealed that he is still receiving threats in the aftermath of his challenge on Brazil star Neymar, which left the forward with a broken vertebrae and his World Cup dreams in tatters.
The 28 year-old has become a figure of hate in Brazil, with many blaming the country's World Cup capitulation on the fact their star player couldn't line up against Germany in what was to be a semi final humiliation.
And Zuniga's father told lancenet.com: "We have heard nasty comments and threats by phone and email."
"As a parent I am worried, But not only for him, for his wife and daughter, I hope the dust will setlle and we can all move on."
"Neymar has aquitted him of responsibility- my boy was not at fault. He is not violent and has no past history of nasty moves. What happened to Neymar happens to all footballers, injuries are part of football."