Kingstonian have been left disgusted by the social media abuse that one of their players received after he left the club this week.
The now former K’s forward Louie Theophanous departed the Isthmian League Premier Division side to drop a league below for Glenn Tamplin’s team.
The guy who said he didn’t want to play for another club and taking a break from football! How predictable
— James 'Jimmy' Smith (@jimmysmith_76) January 6, 2020
Read he’s statement on kingstonianfc website said he was leaving with a heavy heart……more like heavier pockets? #noloyalty
— richard deacon (@richard28740654) January 6, 2020
Exits his contact at Kingstonian by mutual consent due to personal reasons and 18 hours later signs for another Club. Sounds to me that would be grounds for an investigation to see if any FA rules have been breached
— John Mac (@johnmac1905) January 6, 2020
Kingstonian wrote in their club statement: “Kingstonian issue a statement regarding the departure of Louie Theophanous.
“In view of recent activity on social media, Kingstonian Football Club would like to add to the earlier statement made regarding Louie Theophanous’ departure from the club.
“We remain completely satisfied that the player asked to leave the club for personal reasons off the pitch.
“We are also certain he has made this decision with the best interests of his family in mind.
“Mr Theophanous has made it clear that any approaches made by other clubs were done so after he left us and he has chosen to accept an offer from Romford FC in order to look after his family.
“As a club we feel that the abuse that Louie has received on social media has been regrettable for a player who has served the club well this season.
“He leaves us with our thanks and we move on to another important cup match this Saturday.”
The player made his debut for Romford last night, and managed to score a free kick in a 2-0 friendly victory over Ilford.
The goal that gave us the lead!
Free kick from Louie Theophanous! https://t.co/UIXXnIlsDM
— Romford FC (@RomfordFC) January 9, 2020
TWITTER REACTION TO THE STATEMENT:
'We can look ourselves in the mirror, can he?' – direct quote from someone suggesting something underhand had occurred, or am I wrong? So why now dig out supporters with that statement?
— The KLD (@KldThe) January 8, 2020
There’s a difference between abusing and calling out. If it was all a genuine mistake and he did want to take a break and now he doesn’t then at least admit how utterly liar-y that sounds and address it.
— Jonuary Tolley (@JonTolleyTweets) January 8, 2020
This statement says a lot about the people behind it ?????? #Salute
— Mark Bartley (@markusbartley) January 8, 2020
I'm with Neil Baker on this. Why undo the goodwill that has built this season by blaming the fans for their reaction. Just tell it as it is. Let down by a money grabber
— Rob Ford (@robford67) January 8, 2020
Okay. He disrespected each and every one of you, end of IMHO ??♂️
— Rob Gibson (@GeordieKsFan) January 8, 2020
Looks like the ‘official’ club line differs to individual directors views on this matter, time to man up, no wonder this great club is in such a mess with you guys at the helm!
— Paul (@DonSince72) January 8, 2020