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Southend’s Harry Lennon apologises for viral video with Dover players after FA Cup upset

Southend United‘s Harry Lennon apologises for a video showing him out with Dover players after their FA Cup upset

He was banished to the under-23s team after he was seen in a video with the National League side’s players after his side were beaten by them.

Lennon was seen on a viral Instagram story in his Shrimpers club tracksuit at a pub alongside Dover winger Jack Munns just hours after Dover dumped them out of the FA Cup thanks to Ruel Sotiriou’s late winner.

Manager Sol Campbell has decided not to play the centre-back ever since the pub video came out, and now the player has apologised.

His statement on the Southend website read: “Sometime prior to the FA Cup game at Dover Athletic on 10th November 2019, I had arranged to go out after the game with a group of long-standing friends including Jack Munns who played in the game for Dover.

“Both Jack and I were wearing our respective Club tracksuits, having travelled straight from the game to a pub near to where I live in Essex.

“Contrary to the views expressed on social media, I was not out with Dover fans and I was not celebrating the outcome of the game.

“I was wearing my Southend United tracksuit and, with the benefit of hindsight, would have been best advised to have changed before going out for the evening.

“I can assure all supporters of Southend United that I was not drinking alcohol, I was not happy at the outcome of the Cup game and I remain fully committed to the Football Club.

“I apologise if I have unwittingly upset any supporter of Southend United – I share the wish of all supporters to see the results improve going forward.”


Fans were left rather annoyed when Harry Lennon apologises for the video, majority still wanted him out of the club and thought he left it to late to say sorry, others were more sympathetic – find out what they tweeted on the next page.


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