FFA: Stop sending Rebecca Wilson death threats

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has had to urge football fans to refrain from sending death threats to Daily Telegraph journalist Rebecca Wilson.

Wilson has received a number of e-mails since publishing an article on Sunday that named and shamed the alleged 198 members of FFA's ban list. 

However, a small minority of those crossed the line by threatening the Sydney-based journalist. 

Wilson claimed on Sky News on Tuesday that a number of messages she received made her break down into tears.

FFA were forced to release a bizarre statement on Wednesday to urge football fans around the country to end threats sent to Wilson. 

"FFA has become aware that Sunday Telegraph journalist Rebecca Wilson has recieved physical and death threats," the statement read.

"While these are matters for Police, FFA has called for these threats to cease."