Barton slam former Hatters youngster over tweets
Barton Rovers have reported former Luton Town youngster David Deeney to the FA for a Twitter rant after Slough’s Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central game at Sharpenhoe Road was postponed last weekend, writes Mark Wood.
He tweeted: “When we play Barton I’m attempting to end a players career and when I do I’ll say ‘blame your groundsman.’”
His comments drew an immediate reaction as Rovers chairman Darren Whiley said: “Deeney’s comments have outraged the whole club and wider footballing community.”
The tweet looked to have been deleted later in the week with Deeney repentant.
He added: “Would like to apologise to anyone at Barton Rovers FC. Was all a load of banter and disappointed how serious some people have take. I’m not a coward and would never intentionally hurt someone on a football pitch so apologies at how over the top the situation has got.”
Rovers visit Northwood this weekend.
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