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Clyde player axed over comment

St Mirren & Motherwell launch probes over abuse

Last Updated: 22/04/11 11:33am

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Lennon: Target of abuse

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A second footballer has been sacked for making a comment on Twitter about Neil Lennon after the Celtic boss had bombs sent to him.

Clyde Under 19 player Max McKee was suspended by the club on Thursday for a comment he made about Lennon and following an investigation the youngster was sacked by the club.

Parcel bombs intended for Lennon and two prominent Celtic fans were intercepted by Royal Mail sorting offices earlier this week.

A Clyde statement read: "Clyde Football Club has this evening terminated with immediate effect, the contract of U-19 player Max McKee following the player's comment regarding Neil Lennon on a social networking site.

"Max has apologised profusely for his words and deeply regrets the distress that his action has caused. Clyde FC equally regrets the offensive remarks by the player and have contacted Celtic FC to apologise for this matter."

The news comes a day after Berwick Rangers footballer Kieran Bowell was sacked for comments he made on Twitter about the Celtic manager.

Two more players from St Mirren and Motherwell are facing investigations over social media postings about Lennon.

St Mirren and Motherwell are conducting internal probes on the matter.

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