Lyle Taylor angers the Charlton Athletic fanbase after footage of him playing for a Sunday league club emerges on social media.
A viral video clip has been uploaded, showing him training with YouTube team ‘SEDons’, which is run by rapper Don Strapzy.
Taylor was once mentioned in a Don Strapzy song which confirms even before all this he had an affiliation with them, but to do this and then release it on the day we played is a very classless move from the former Charlton striker.
Behind the scenes Pre Season Work at The DØNS With @lyletaylor90
— *SE DONS OFFICIAL* (@sedonsfc) June 20, 2020
The clip show him taking free-kicks with SEDons keeper Big G (who often features on Soccer AM), but it’s gone down awfully with Addicks fans with some choosing to mock him.
Vital Charlton gave their opinion on it, stating: “I just don’t see where all these terrible moves from Taylor are going to end, it just seems to be getting even more ludicrous from him as time goes on, first the refusal to play and now this.
“It’s an example for any team who are trying to sign him that he is not as committed to the clubs as he shows on the pitch.
“Anyway let him get on with it, it’s his own reputation that he is destroying.”
Meanwhile, Charlton resumed their Championship season by picking up a big win at relegation rivals Hull City yesterday, with thanks to Jason Pearce’s goal.
The result sees Lee Bowyer’s side climb out of the bottom three, opponents Hull replacing them in the drop zone.
However as they continue to battle their way out of a relegation dogfight, they can’t turn to Taylor, who is out-of-contract at the end of the month, as he doesn’t want to risk an injury that could make a big impact on a potential big move in the summer.
Robbie Savage has recently defended Lyle Taylor’s decision not to help the club in the remaining fixtures.
Speaking to BT Sport, Savage said: “I’d do exactly the same thing in Lyle Taylor’s situation.
“He’s got a potential dream move and earn four or five times as much for his family.
“He’s been around the lower leagues and helped Charlton get into the Championship.
“They’re really struggling at the minute and he’s probably one of their best players.
“I agreed with his decision not to play in these games because the difference is, as a Premier League player, you’re going to be earning thousands of pounds every week.
“The average is £70,000 a week.
“For Lyle Taylor, he might be on £500 or £600 a week and will be going to life-changing sums of money.”
Pundit Chris Sutton admitting he’d “pin him up against the wall” if he was a teammate.
Taylor has recently been strongly linked with a move to Rangers and big-spending Turkish giants Galatasaray.
As mentioned earlier in the article, Lyle Taylor angers the Charlton fanbase after YouTube footage of him emerges…
no respect mate. Great effort by the lads today ?
— Paul Morris (@Paul74CAFC) June 20, 2020
Absolute cunt ?
— Jack Clark (@J_Clark_97) June 20, 2020
It’s a bit embarrassing by Lyle Taylor though don’t you think? Refusing to train for charlton because he’ll ruin his chances of a big summer move and the cunts taking shots against a Sunday league goalkeeper ? even semi pro teams wouldn’t allow that. He’s a big div.
— CJT (@cj9714) June 20, 2020
While his team is fighting for their survival, this guy would rather get some highlights for youtube fc, nice one lyle.
— Michael (@natediazisking) June 20, 2020
— London init geezer (@Miketyson2007) June 20, 2020
Scenes when his big money move turns out to be SE Dons?
— Ross Ramsey (@_RossRamsey) June 20, 2020
@richard75172335 Mind out, if he runs any faster he might ruin his big career move ??
— Jackk.ldn ? (@Jackthechad19) June 20, 2020
Don’t know if he’s aware but his mates are still trying to keep his club up, meanwhile he’s fannying about doing some phoney personal pre season, his only concern being his next club & he doesn’t even know who that will be. Ultimate disrespect to @CAFCofficial
— Jordan Burrows (@JordBurrowss) June 21, 2020
Bit shit this really, I mean great for the club (Dons) but for Taylor to be doing anything other than playing for the club that let him show what he could do at championship level and earn his move away is wrong!
— Black Lion Hartley FC (@hartley_fc) June 20, 2020
— Adam Woodsford (@adamwoodsford94) June 21, 2020
You can have him! We don’t need him, we won’t without him, we will succeed without him. Just be careful not to break a nail you might miss a crucial game ? ?
— ?⚪️Gary CAFC?⚪️ (@Gary89CAFC) June 21, 2020
@MemEmin_ fucking hell what is he doing ??♂️?
— Joe Jennings (@Joejennings111) June 21, 2020
Don’t get injured dribbling round the cones. Pretty poor taste putting clips of yourself pissing about in a field while your ‘mates’ are fighting for the club that has paid you to sit on your arse for 6 months this season. #cafc
— Stuart Loversidge (@StuLoversidge) June 21, 2020
Absolute muppet the fella… money move to sit on the bench somewhere?
— matt knight (@onecapmjk) June 20, 2020