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Sunday 4 December 2016

Rio Ferdinand subjected to vile abuse on Twitter after death of his wife

Rio Ferdinand and his wife Rebecca Ellison who died
Rio Ferdinand and his wife Rebecca Ellison who died

Rio Ferdinand has been subjected to vile Twitter abuse following the death of his wife Rebecca (34) from breast cancer.

A number of trolls took the website to tweet abuse at Ferdinand in relation to the tragic loss of his young wife, only three months after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Rio Ferdinand's wife Rebecca Ellison died within three months of breast cancer diagnosis

One vicious troll wrote that "Rio's wife dying is better than winning the Premiere League", while another wrote that Rebecca's death was "karma", for "accus(ing) an innocent man of racism".

The shocking tweets have been condemned by hordes of Twitter users.

The footballer lost his "soulmate" this past weekend.

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