Danny Ings: Burnley striker says social media abuse has 'upset' him

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Ings said he received abuse from "a small minority of people" on Twitter

Burnley's Danny Ings says abuse he has suffered from the club's fans on social media before his likely departure from Turf Moor this summer has "upset" him.

Ings's contract expires at the end of the season and he has been linked with moves to Liverpool and Real Sociedad.

Boss Sean Dyche said he expects the striker, 22, "won't continue with us".

"I got a small minority of people sending abusive tweets," said Ings, whose 10 Premier League goals could not prevent the club's relegation.

He added: "That [the abuse] did upset me a little bit because of everything this club means to me and what we've been through together.

"But at the same time I understand the fans' frustration. It was always going to be tough in this league."

Ings joined the Clarets from Bournemouth in August 2011 for a fee of about £1m, but last week Dyche told Radio 5 live that Ings "and his agent have put the message out that they are looking at pastures new".

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