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Footballer quits National League club with immediate effect

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.

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.


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.

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

@jack_brannigan1: Hallelujah

@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

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