JOSH Charnley has opened up about meeting the person who sent him a death threat over social media.

Following Warrington Wolves’ defeat at Hull KR last month, Charnley was the subject of vile tweets that were quickly highlighted and condemned.

The club issued long-term bans to two individuals – an 18-year-old male and a 21-year-old female – but also extended the offer of a meeting with Charnley to both.

The male in question took up the offer and in an interview with BBC Breakfast, Charnley detailed his thoughts on it.

“He wouldn’t have said what he said while we were sat up in a room together,” he said.

“He was shaking and you could see he felt embarrassed about it.

“If you can meet them, you can get your own point across, which I did and hopefully he took it on the chin.

“I don’t know why I was targeted. It’s not nice to see when you open your Twitter and that was the top comment.

“I don’t want to be getting comments like that and for my family to feel like I’m in danger.

“I know we were in a bit of a rut and getting beaten, but when I checked social media and that was there, it shocked me at first.

“We don’t go out there every week trying to get beaten but at the minute with social media, it’s easy to have direct contact with someone.

“We have the “Tackle It” campaign within rugby league and we need to put a stop to it all.

“I’m a rugby player, a husband and a dad – I’m three people at once. If I’ve had a bad game, I can’t come home and sulk because I’ve got the wife and two kids to look after.”

Charnley’s wife Zoe also took part in the interview and detailed the kind of impact the abuse also had on her.

“Sometimes I think fans forget that players are humans and they’ve got lives.

“They’re very focused on their sport which I do get as well, but I don’t think they sometimes see what we see at home as partners.

“It’s so easy these days for people to just pick up their phone, write whatever they want and not think about the consequences.

“I feel like the abuse has always been there but it’s a lot easier to just put it out there with things like social media.

“It makes you worry because you don’t know these people. You don’t know if they’re going to actually do something.

“We’ve never met or seen him before so you don’t know if he’s going to act on these threats he’s put on social media.”

You can watch the full interview in this morning's BBC Breakfast, now available on BBC iPlayer. The segment starts 2hrs47mins into the programme.