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The Wealdstone Raider says he's received death threats and assault since his viral moment

The Wealdstone Raider says he's received death threats and assault since his viral moment

Gordon Hill, better known as the Wealdstone Raider, went viral back in 2013

The Wealdstone Raider says he's received death threats due to his internet fame.

For those of you who don't have a clue who we're talking about, Gordon Hill became something of a viral sensation when a video of him at a local football match began doing the rounds.

In the 2013 video, Hill can be seen watching his beloved Wealdstone FC, and starts to get a little bit mouthy, shouting abuse at the opposing team.

However, things take a bit of a dark turn when a couple of fans behind him start winding him up.

And it's then that Hill utters the immortal words: "Do you want some? If you want some, I'll give it ya!"

Gordon Hill is better known as the Wealdstone Raider.
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Since the day it was posted online, Hill has become known as the Wealdstone Raider, a meme shared far an wide among WhatsApp chats up and down the country.

But while many see it just as a bit of 'banter', hill revealed that his viral fame has come at a cost, and that he's suffered with death threats in the past.

Speaking to Vice, he said: "I had to deal with death threats. Someone put my phone number on Twitter. It was constant hate. Trolls and death threats.

"I had to change my phone number. I think it affected my brother and my family more than it affected me.

"It was horrible. They were insulting my family."

He was even attacked while out shopping, and ended up in hospital.

"There are some horrible people out there," he recalled. "I’ve been assaulted. I got knocked out and put in a coma. I had a bleed on the brain. It’s not all champagne and red carpets.

Hill says he's received death threats in the past.
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"That was a couple of months after it all kicked off. I was knocked out running for a bus. Some bloke decided to punch me in the head. I was within 12 hours of having a brain operation."

And while he says he doesn't mind people asking for photos with him when he's out, it can get pretty dangerous.

It's even affected his love life.

He went on: "Another time, I went to the darts at the Alexandra Palace. I was meant to have a minder with me, but he was worse than useless. It wasn’t intentional, but the crowd almost pushed me over a barrier. It was a 20, 30-foot drop.

"It got to a stage where I didn’t want to go out. I don’t mind being asked for pictures, but when you’re out with friends you can’t have a conversation.

"This isn’t a moan, but people don’t know that you have a private life. I was seeing a girl when it first started, and she just couldn’t handle it. It was too much for her."

Featured Image Credit: @onlyoneraider/Twitter/The All or Nothing Podcast with Billy Moore/YouTube

Topics: UK News, Viral, Football, Sport