U-17 Berwick Rangers Captain sacked over Neil Lennon death wish comments


Berwick Rangers’ Under 17 Captain Kieran Bowell has been sacked for comments made on the social networking site Twitter about the bombs sent to Neil Lennon.

The Third Division side released a statement on their official website, stating that the player’s contract has been ‘terminated with immediate effect’.

The post on Twitter read, “Wish that parcel bomb f****** killed neil lennon, the little c***.”

The club statement said, “It has been brought to the attention of Berwick Rangers that a young footballer on an Amateur Contract with the club has made a comment on a social networking site relating to the recent story concerning the posting of a parcel bomb to Neil Lennon.”

“This comment was completely unacceptable and as a result the Amateur Contract of the player has been terminated with immediate effect. The player has offered an unreserved apology and accepts his conduct is out with the attitudes and behaviour expected from any person associated with Berwick Rangers at any level. The Club very much regret any offence caused by his actions.”

Bowell’s twitter account has now been deleted., but he will now be remembered as the first footballer to be sacked for comments made on a social networking site.


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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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