The players and staff of Yeovil Town have apologised to their fans after being pictured looking happy on night out following relegation.
Hours earlier their night out, the had the dreaded ‘R’ placed next to their team name in the League Two table, ending the Glovers’ 16 year stay in the EFL.
Alex Pattison, Courtney Duffus, Daniel Ojo, first-team coach Paul Terry and football operations assistant Yiannis Iosif were all pictured and it didn’t take supporters too long to spot them.
Absolutely fuming. Half the stand were in tears after the game yesterday and our players and coaches are going out on the piss without a care in the world?? Wankers. pic.twitter.com/jSMhdQvwx1
— Jacob Westlake (@Westicles98) April 28, 2019
— Glove Actually (@Glove_Actually) April 29, 2019
Yeovil Town’s statement: “We feel it’s important that we apologise to the club and supporters. Given the context of Saturday’s result at Northampton and the painful nature of relegation, it does not show any of us involved in a good light.
“As a collective group, we were left distraught with the consequences of Saturday’s draw at Northampton and, in a bid to air our frustration, a small group of us made the naïve decision to go to a bar.
“Whilst I’m sure many can understand us wanting to unwind and temporarily forget about what had been a difficult day, the photos taken especially don’t portray our intentions in the right manner and we can understand how it looks.
“It pains us to think that our actions on Saturday night have brought into question our commitment and empathy, as we can assure all those in association with the club that we are gutted with the season’s outcome.
“The photos were taken in the moment and without realisation of how they could appear to the fans, who would we cause no deliberate disrespect.
“We hope we can now focus on our final game of the season before working tirelessly to ensure 2019/20 can be a success.”
The club wishes to make no further comment on the matter.
After checking out the photos of their players on a night out following their side’s relegation, fans took to give their unsatisfied reaction to it – check out what they tweeted on the next page.