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Mansfield suspend two players for “an alleged serious breach of club discipline”

Mansfield Town have announced that they have suspended two of their players for “an alleged serious breach of club discipline”.

Those players were midfielder Dion Donohue and Jacob Mellis have been released on bail following an incident that left two men hurt and one of them needing hospital treatment – on Friday.

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Mellis, along with Donohue who only joined in July, didn’t make an appearance in the Stags’ League Two clash against Carlisle United, who they beat 2-0.

Mansfield Police wrote a statement on the incident, it read: “Officers from Nottinghamshire Police were called just after 4am today (Friday 16 August 2019) to reports of an incident in Mansfield town centre.

“A 25-year-old man and a 28-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of assault in connection with the incident, which took place on Leeming Street in Mansfield.

“A man has been taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life-altering or life-threatening. Another man received minor injuries.

“If you saw what happened, call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 73 of 16 August 2019.”

This is Gavs BROTHER!!! Beaten up by 2 stag players Jacob Mellis and Dion Donohue!!!! He’s 18 years old and plays for them too!!

Posted by Emma Louise Newton on Friday, August 16, 2019


Mansfield Town said: “Mansfield Town Football Club has today suspended midfielders Dion Donohue and Jacob Mellis from duties following an alleged serious breach of club discipline.

“Both players will not attend training or be available for matches during this period.

“A full investigation is now in process and the club will make no further comment until the investigation is completed.”


After finding more out on the story, as well as seeing the statements and photos, fans took to give their reaction with some disgusted and others saying wait until proven guilty – see those tweets on the next page.


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