Callum Campbell told the Sunday Mirror he was afraid to leave his house after Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat at the Stadium of Light.
"When I got home I went into the garden and threw up. I was physically sick - and that's before the death threats started appearing on the internet the next day," Campbell said. "I watched it over and over again, and I still can't work out how it happened.
"But my mum tells me it wasn't my fault - and that's what I have to believe. The referee should never have allowed the goal. I just hope the real fans understand and forgive me.
"How was I supposed to know what would happen? It was just a bit of fun, and if I could turn back the clock and do it differently, throw the ball into the crowd instead of on to the pitch, then I would.
"I'm really, really sorry it happened like it did.
"It's bad enough when Liverpool lose, like in a normal way, but this was just one big disaster.
"It would have taken someone a couple of seconds to move it away, or put a foot on it and flatten it, but nobody bothered. And then it started to roll about. Just at the wrong moment. But I accept I shouldn't have thrown it on to the pitch in the first place."link
I very much doubt he'd want to talk about it, but surely you have contacts in the Sunday Mirror.