Warrington Wolves prop Paul Wood has reportedly left his wife for glamour model Holly Henderson, who is believed to have previously dated Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.
The model, whose real name is Jeanette Worthington, is believed to have suffered tirades of abuse on Twitter after she was spotted helping Wood collect his belongings from the home he shared with his wife and two children over the Christmas period.
"I'm truly disgusted at the reaction from members of the public on my twitter feed," the Daily Mail quotes Henderson as saying. "Couples break up all the time, just because we have different jobs, people think they have the right to send vile uneducated tweets.
"I have no bad feelings towards [Wood's wife] Shelley Wood, and wish that people would just leave us to be happy. I have received threats from the 'rugby wives' banning me from 'match days' and threats of violence. If the abuse continues I will be contacting my legal team and the police."
Wood famously lost a testicle during a match earlier this year.
Warrington Wolves' Paul Wood 'leaves wife for Mario Balotelli's ex-girlfriend'
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