Sydney Roosters NRL player Mitchell Pearce makes a brief statement to the media in Sydney, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. Pearce has apologised for his actions at an Australia Day party which he appeared in a video performing lewd acts.
Sydney Roosters NRL player Mitchell Pearce makes a brief statement to the media in Sydney, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. Pearce has apologised for his actions at an Australia Day party which he appeared in a video performing lewd acts. AAP Image - Dan Himbrechts

Pearce fans begin threatening person allegedly behind video

THE Mitchell Pearce controversy has taken a sinister turn with the identity of a man, alleged to have sold the infamous Australia Day footage of the NRL player drunk and simulating sex with a dog, posted across social media.

Photographs, a phone number and an address of a man have been widely circulated on social media since yesterday evening with some Twitter users seemingly condoning violence against him suggesting people "get their pitchforks ready" and asking if he has "left the country yet?"

The outburst of anger follows revelations the NRL has taken possession of a copy of a text message exchange as part of their investigation into Pearce's behaviour.

The text message exchange is between two unknown people, one of whom claims to have met Pearce and other players at the Royal Oak Hotel in Double Bay in Sydney's east, reported the Daily Telegraph.

The text messages discuss a proposal to sell the infamous video of Pearce at a Bondi flat in the early hours of Wednesday morning, to media outlets.

Read more at The NZ Herald


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