One particular footballer quits National League club Weymouth with immediate effect hours after his alleged elbow against Wrexham.
Shamir Mullings has departed the Terras, having led a disappointing spell with the club, ending with a sending off in the 89th minute in their midweek game.
Mullings has been struggling for form and fitness during his short stint, which began on the 10th of October 2020, before leaving on the 16th of December.
Weymouth Football Club can tonight confirm the departure of Shamir Mullings from the club with immediate effect https://t.co/l20vHqxrY6
— Weymouth FC (@theterras) December 16, 2020
Speaking to Echosport, Weymouth director of football said the striker, who failed to score in his stint, left on “amicable” terms.
He said: “We thought he would add a viable option for the club.
“He trained and got injured which meant he then missed another period and then we had the second lockdown.
“He’s not really regained his full fitness – a lot of the players are still feeling the effects from Covid.
“He’s just not built up to speed as quickly as we need him to.
“Sham himself is disappointed it’s ended the way it has. We felt it was best for all concerned he went on to pastures new. Sometimes for players it just doesn’t work.
“We’ve parted on amicable terms, but he does leave with immediate effect.
“That will allow us to make some movement (in the player market), which we’re hoping to do.
“Sham’s honest enough to know it hasn’t clicked for him.”
Maitland condemned the treatment Mullings received from some fans following his dismissal against the Red Dragons.
“I don’t think he deserved to be booed off and to be chanted to be sent off,” Maitland said.
“That was disappointing. I understand their frustration, what they may believe as their rationale to do that.
“At the end of the day, the player is a human being, same as them, and that’s a disappointing way to treat anybody.
“That has no influence on why the decision was taken.”
A very brief club statement read: “Weymouth Football Club can tonight confirm the departure of Shamir Mullings from the club with immediate effect.
“We wish Shamir well for the future.”
Weymouth were surprisingly 2-0 up against Wrexham thanks to goals from Josh McQuoid and Jake McCarthy.
However, Theo Vassell levelled the scoreline with two quick goals, first heading in a corner and then shooting home after a strong run.
Mullings was then sent off for what appeared to be a stray elbow and Hall-Johnson then sealed the comeback for Wrexham.
MULLING’S CAREER STATS
2012–2013 – Southend United – 0 games (0 goals)
2012 → Thurrock (loan)
2012–2013 → Witham Town (loan) – 9 games (1 goal)
2013 → Tilbury (loan) – 7 games (1 goal)
2013 → Harlow Town (loan)
2013–2014 – Bromley – 7 games (1 goal)
2013 → Cray Wanderers (loan) – 2 games (1 goal)
2013–2014 → Thamesmead Town (loan)
2014–2016 – Havant & Waterlooville – 59 games (4 goals)
2015 → Staines Town (loan) – 1 game (0 goals)
2016 – Chelmsford City – 18 games (12 goals)
2016–2018 – Forest Green Rovers – 19 games (1 goal)
2017 → Hampton & Richmond Borough (loan goals) – 6 games (1 goal)
2017 → Macclesfield Town (loan) – 0 games (0 goals)
2018–2019 – Maidstone United – 12 games (2 goals)
2018–2019 → Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) – 7 games (1 goal)
2019 – Macclesfield Town – 0 games (0 goals)
2019–2020 – Aldershot Town – 23 games (1 goal)
2019–2020 → Dulwich Hamlet (loan) – 13 games (4 goals)
2020 – Dulwich Hamlet – 0 games (0 goals)
2020 – Weymouth – 5 games (0 goals)
Wrexham manager Dean Keates said:
“We’ve had a bit of an enforced break and we spoke about needing to start bright, start sharp – from the start and not after 20 minutes.
“I got the reaction I wanted at half-time. I told them the next goal was going to be massive, we managed to go and get three and grind three points out.
“The three subs who came on all had an impact… it’s a squad game, I asked them to make an impact and all three have contributed so I’m really happy with that.”
After Hall-Johnson’s cross looped into the top corner to give Wrexham a much needed win, Rob McElhenney took to social media to say “Oh. My.” whilst Ryan Reynolds liked the goal tweet.
Oh. My. https://t.co/VlJNA7Wuzy
— Rob McElhenney (@RMcElhenney) December 15, 2020
90+5′ | GOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! REECE HALL-JOHNSON!!!
He pumps a cross to the back post, the keeper misses the punch and it creeps in!!!
— Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) December 15, 2020
Fans reacted as the footballer quits National League club Shamir Mullings with immediate effect…
@OnceADagger: You would have to think that this is the end of Mullings as a pro. But @BarnetFC if you don’t mind, give him a go
@seanbaker87: Got sent off last night and now released
@01___TD: He’s stealing a living by being a footballer.
@ClaretsXtra: It really hasn’t worked out for Shamir since leaving Chelmsford.
@ConnorDrfc: What an awful player
@DylanFGRbanks: Get him back
@James_Ostridge: Off the pitch and off out the club within 24 hours!
@RYANscollard18: Fucking hell
@DanielStreeeter: No way
235 mins on the pitch – never scored a goal as a team when he was there.
— Duncan Gardner (@TerraStatman) December 16, 2020
Good to see board/manager acting and make some changes! Now let’s go and sign a couple of experienced players
— G E O R G E (@GeorgeDukes2) December 16, 2020
one step forward, now stock next please
— jacob (@wfc_jtV4) December 16, 2020
I hope this was Stock’s decision.
— Andy Purchase (@1AndyPurchase) December 16, 2020
I tried to warn you. We had him at Dagenham for an extremely short time( as usual with him).
Worst centre forward I’ve ever seen. No pace, couldn’t finish his dinner and lazy. Other than that, he’s decent…..
— Malcolm White (@DigDagMal) December 17, 2020
About time !
— Travis (@travisJwalden) December 16, 2020
He was your best player, why are you getting rid of such a prolific striker
— Will 🇧🇭 (@WillB_2003) December 16, 2020
“Weymouth Football Club can tonight confirm the departure of Shamir Mullings from the club with immediate effect.”
All very hush hush isn’t it.
— 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐭 𝐁𝐲 𝐁𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐬 (@oliver_shergold) December 16, 2020
— joe allen (@joeallen_) December 16, 2020
Hahahahaha what a club, stock in
— Shepps08 (@Sheppard17) December 16, 2020
Thank god for that – he’s not even fit to play Southern Premier football! Shocking signing, let’s just pretend he never came to the club!
— Shagger Sean Shields (@ShaggerSean) December 16, 2020
— Robson92 (@RobLewisGordon) December 16, 2020
had to go cant elbow people in neck and not see red ,why was stock sent off at the end ?
— poolsharkey77 (@poolsharkey1) December 16, 2020
Good, terrible signing
— DorsetGuy86 (@BRT_1986) December 17, 2020
Jfc I’m embarrassed he was employed by Dagenham at one point
— 🦋 (@Cxballos_) December 16, 2020
assume we are now awaiting Stock’s resignation?
— Nigel Bennett (@Nigel1909) December 16, 2020
Hahahaha goodbye you useless sack of shit
— I saw Bully kissing Santa Claus 🎅 (@terrabulldan) December 16, 2020
Worst striker I’ve ever seen in an Aldershot shirt absolute donkey
— #chrispunksinger (@chrispunksinger) December 16, 2020