Lucy Zelić: World Cup host reveals social media rape threats


It was an early morning in Moscow in the midst of the FIFA World Cup when SBS football commentator Lucy Zelić received an unusual text message.

A friend back home in Australia had reached out to see how she was coping with the wild social media storm she was in, sending a message of love and support.

“Ignore the haters!” her concerned pal signed off.

Alarmed, the 32-year-old phoned her partner, star football player Corey Gameiro, to find out what was going on.

“I called him up, totally confused, and then the publicists at SBS, being like, what’s going on there? Things had absolutely blown up and I had no idea why,” Zelić told

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