‘At Least You Didn’t Lose Your Kid’, Bournemouth Star Harry Arter Abused By Fellow Footballer Over Stillborn Daughter
Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter was subjected to online abuse a non-league player and Arsenal fan Alfie Barker over his stillborn daughter.
The 27-year-old was sent disgusting tweets by a fellow footballer.
Arter was subjected to hate filled tweets after Arsenal came back from 3-0 to draw 3-3 at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday.
Barker tweeted to Arter saying, “atleast you didnt lose your kid.”
This tweet was followed by another hate filled tweet that read, “big hype just for a disappointment like the 9 months leading up to your childs birth.”
Bournemouth were quick to take note of the tweets that have still not been deleted.
Alfie Barker tweeted in the context of December 2015 when Arter lost a baby daughter Renee during birth.
Arter played the full 90 minutes in Cherries 3-3 draw against Gunners.
The troll Barker is said to be a non-league player for Hitchins from the Southern League Premier Division, currently on loan at Codicote in the South Midlands League Division One.
“Following abusive tweets directed at Harry Arter after last night’s game we have reported an account in the name of Alf Barker to Twitter” Bournemouth club spokesman said.
Arter had famously starred for the Cherries in a 2-1 win over Manchester United just days after his daughter passed away.
Although the 27-year-old has now admitted that he feels he should have taken some time to grieve.
The Irish star said “I wasn’t in a good place around that time.”
“Physically I wasn’t great – I think stress takes a lot out of your body and I was always picking up little injuries – while mentally I was completely in the wrong place.”
“Every day I think of her.”
“And it’s strange because there are days when I feel like a normal person, or how someone who hasn’t lost a baby would feel.”
“But then it will just hit you, driving along and suddenly you see something that triggers your mind.”