HIBS defender Ryan Portius was subjected to “sectarian, homosexual and tumor abuse” after a red card against Rangers.
The 22-year-old was sent off for a challenge in the first half of a 2-1 defeat at Abrox.
The issue challenged Steven Gerrard and Jack Ross defended his player.
The decision to tackle and red card sparked a heated debate among pundits and fans.
Now Habs manager Ross has revealed that he has encountered “disgusting” abusive messages after being sent to Portius.
He told Scotsman that Portius had received messages of “sectarian and homosexuality” as well as “hopefully he died of a tumor”.
Explaining the abuse, which is “beyond the yellow”, Jack said: “It was a tail, that’s all. People can keep it. Opinion What a bad thing it was, it’s football, but I’m not talking about it. I’m talking about people who completely misrepresented it and used provocative language without thinking. It certainly produced a strong reaction.
“He’s a young man who suffered a professional disappointment at the end of the game but there are other things he had to deal with that was inappropriate and we shouldn’t wash him as it is acceptable. Abuse, and people are dying to talk about it, which is beyond yellow.
“Some people argued about it in a rational, balanced way, as you might expect. But some people didn’t and blew it all out of proportion.
“Because of this, a 22-year-old man was later subjected to horrific abuse. I saw him and it’s disgusting. I’ve seen sectarian abuse, gay abuse, people say he Hopefully he will die from the tumor.
“You could say it came after the incident or you could say it was the result of the way some people talked about it but I have to protect it.”