One leading Premier League club has advised their players to strengthen security measures after Everton goalkeeper Robin Olsen and his family were threatened with a machete during a break-in at their home.
Everton said they were “offering Robin and his family as much support as is possible” after a masked gang stole jewellery and a luxury watch from his house near Altrincham, Greater Manchester.
The Athletic has seen an email sent by one Premier League club close to the area advising their players to check that they are not being followed before returning home and to avoid physically confronting attackers in the event of a break-in.
What have the players been advised?
The attack on Olsen’s home has seen one Premier League club urging their players to strengthen security measures.
The players have been told to keep the doors to their properties locked at all time and to check that they were not being followed when returning home, in an email sent to the club’s first-team squad seen by The Athletic.
The club’s players were also told to avoid physically confronting the attackers for fear of causing a violent reaction.
What happened to Olsen?
Everton goalkeeper Olsen and his family were threatened with a machete during a break-in at their home in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.
The masked gang stole jewellery and a watch during the break-in.
Everton have said they are “offering Robin and his family as much support as is possible” and the Greater Manchester Police are investigating the burglary.
Is this a growing trend?
There have been a spate of burglaries in recent months targeting the properties of Liverpool players.
Last year Fabinho was burgled while celebrating the club’s league title. Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmono have also been hit by thieves since moving to the club. Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has also been targeted.
In March two men stole a safe from his house in Crosby, Merseyside, which was later found dumped in a car park.