Amy Finch wife of Australia white-ball skipper Aaron Finch has revealed that she has been getting threats of sexual assault on social media. This has happened after Finch has failed to lead from the front with the bat in the ongoing T20I series against New Zealand. Finch has failed in both matches of the series as Australia are now down 2-0 in the 5 matches T20I series.
Post his failures with the bat some clowns on social media have sent direct threats of violence and sexual assault towards his wife Amy Finch and other family members. Amy Finch posted a story on her official Instagram account and called out such keyboard warriors.
Aaron Finch’s Wife Amy Finch Calls Out Trolls After Receiving Threats On Social Media
“Part of me doesn’t want to give this individual the satisfaction of a response, but this kind of crap happens far too often! I don’t appreciate it, neither does my husband who is battling and doing everything he possibly can to get back into the runs”, Amy wrote in her Instagram story with a screenshot.
“Honestly, these keyboard warriors need to go and get a bloody life. This isn’t even one of the worst that has come my way, but I’ve had enough!”, she added.
Later, Amy Finch posted another story shared details of the abuse she has been coping with over the last few years owing to his husband’s on-field performances. She advised such people to be a little kind towards others, not call them cricket fans and unfollow her on social media platforms.
“Comments of this nature have popped up for years now. It’s nothing new and it’s certainly something I’ve gotten used to. I have a pretty thick skin and can generally ignore them but recently there have been direct threats of violence and sexual assault towards me, my husband and members of our family”, she wrote.
“You name it, I’ve heard it. It’s gotten to a point where it needs to be called out because ignoring it doesn’t stop these people. NOBODY deserves that sort of language to be directed at them!! If you happen to be a fan, how about lending some words of encouragement and support. Otherwise, don’t call yourself a fan and please, do me a favour and press the unfollow button! A touch of kindness can go a long way”, Amy added.
Furthermore, this is not the first time that some so-called cricket fans have targeted a family member on social media of a cricketer after their not so great performance. Finch has so far managed only 13 runs in 2 matches and will be keen to make a statement in the third T20I against New Zealand that will be played on Wednesday (February 03).