"Although I don't condone death threats on Twitter, I could almost understand it when I had a couple of hundred people threatening all manner of retribution after Tuesday's match," said the cricketer.
"Not everyone in cyberworld has a perspective - after all, it is only a game of cricket. But you can almost understand why people get wound up," said Swann as quoted by the Sun.
"It can't be easy to watch us, not just losing but losing the way we did."
India won the one-day series against England as they completed a 5-0 whitewash of England with a 95-run victory in the fifth and final ODI that was held in Kolkata on Oct, 25, Tuesday.