Spain coach Luis Enrique said the police should look into threats made to Alvaro Morata and his family during the European Championship, describing the treatment the striker had faced as “a serious crime”.

Morata has been booed by his side’s supporters before and during the tournament. Last week he said people had threatened his family and shouted “I hope your children die” at him before Wednesday’s 5-0 win over Slovakia.

“It is so severe that it should be put in the hands of police,” Luis Enrique told reporters ahead of Spain’s last 16 game against Croatia on Monday in Copenhagen.

“Threatening anyone, but especially someone’s family and children, is a serious crime.”

Morata said his friends had been alerting him to the abuse he had been getting on social media which led to him leaving his phone outside his room. He also said he had a sleepless night after the Slovakia game, in which he…

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