The Club issued a brief statement yesterday saying that the use of Twitter by Club Captain Danny Coles was to be investigated internally. Their statement said
Exeter City Football Club are aware of comments posted on Twitter by Danny Coles Thursday evening.
The matter will be addressed internally and the Club will be making no further comment presently.
However, the Club would like to apologise for any offence caused.
Exeweb.com have been running a poll of Exeter City fans on whether Danny Coles should stay on as Club captain. A phenomenal 92% have said he should be stripped of the captaincy and some fans have said that he should be sacked by the Club.
It’s quite clear that the fans no longer want him around, for what is his second abuse of fans via the social media platform of Twitter. Which followed Liam Sercombe’s abuse of fans on Twitter which included calling the fans “faggots”. Not a good example for a community club.
It is now expected that this career with Exeter City is at end. If, a club comes in for him.
The Club have now issued a statement on behalf of Danny Coles:-
I would like to apologise unreservedly for my comments which appeared on Twitter last night. I am not going to make any excuses, nor plead any mitigating circumstances: my behaviour was completely inappropriate and I am totally ashamed of my actions.
As the captain of Exeter City FC, I know I should set a good example to the supporters, the players and the wider football community and in breaching the club’s social media guidelines I have let everyone down and embarrassed myself and the club, which prides itself on its family values.
I have deleted my Twitter account and will be making sure that I impress upon the rest of the squad the importance of realising what damage ill-judged remarks on social media can do.
Most importantly, as a family man I would be disgusted if someone spoke to one of my children in the manner I addressed a fan last night and I will be contacting the young lad directly in order to apologise personally.