The Watford striker has been reluctant to return to action amid the coronavirus pandemic as his baby son has had breathing difficulties - and he's now revealed that some social media users have even told him they wish his child contracts the virus.
Deeney, 31, told CNN: "I saw some comments in regards to my son, people saying: 'I hope your son gets corona'.
"That's the hard part for me. If you respond to that, people then go: 'Ah, we've got him' and they keep doing it.
"In a time where it's all about mental health and everyone says 'speak up, speak out, please speak', Danny Rose spoke out and I spoke out and we just get absolutely hammered and battered for it.
"So people see that and go 'woah' and it's not just us that gets it, the missus gets direct messages and you'll be walking down the street and people will be like: 'Oh, I'm at work, you go back to work.'"
Despite this, Deeney is expected to return to club training next week, after he spoke to England's deputy chief medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, about the health risks.