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Clyde sack Under-19 Player for Neil Lennon comments

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A second footballer has been sacked for comments made on the Social Networking site Twitter about Neil Lennon. Max McKee, an Under-19 player with Clyde FC, was suspended on Thursday and has now had his contract terminated with immediate effect.

McKee tweeted a message saying, “Somebody needs to hurry up and shoot Neil Lennon #JustSaying.”

A statement on the Official Club website said, “Clyde Football Club has this evening, terminated with immediate effect, the contract of U19 player Max McKee following the player’s comment regarding Neil Lennon on a social networking site.”

“Max has apologised profusely for his words and deeply regrets the distress that his action has caused. Clyde FC equally regrets the offensive remarks by the player and have contacted Celtic FC to apologise for this matter.”

The sacking of McKee comes a day after Kieran Bowell, Under-17 captain of Berwick Rangers was sacked for comments made on his Twitter page about the Celtic manager.

He tweeted, “Wish that parcel bomb f****** killed neil lennon, the little c***.”

Berwick terminated the 16 year old’s contract within hours of the post being made.

Two other youth players are under investigation by their clubs – St.Mirren and Motherwell – for comments on their Social Networking sites.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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