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Watford has convicted a number of individuals who have tolerated the abuse of Jefferson Lerma of Bournemouth online.

The club highlighted comments from four Twitter users who responded to a Sky Bet Championship anti-abuse tweet on Saturday.

The championship post said “online abuse is not correct. Not today, not on any day” to which we replied “when it’s in Lerma”.

Watford says Hertfordshire Police are also reviewing the tweets, all of which were created by accounts claiming to be Hornets fans. One of these accounts has since been suspended.

“As @HertsPolice and we attempt to identify these loathsome people please know that they are not welcome to support our wonderful club. We condemn their comments in the strongest possible way. #Buzzoff,” said the club.

Bournemouth, who also tweeted their gratitude to Watford for their support, were a 1-0 winner on Saturday and Lerma was a target for Watford fans online after the game.

The midfielder was on receiving a foul which saw Watford’s Joao Pedro sent off which was then followed by a mass brawl between a number of players on both sides and Bournemouth’s Jack Wilshere was also sacked .








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Watford’s Joao Pedro saw red and Bournemouth’s Jack Wilshere was sent off after a mass scuffle at the end of the Cherries’ 1-0 win over the Hornets

Both clubs have since been indicted by the FA for failing to check their players.

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