‘If they don’t like it... stay away’... Morsley hits out at ‘minority’ of Sudbury fans after derogatory comment left on car

AFC Sudbury entertain Aylesbury United in the Buildbase FA Trophy.
New AFC manager Mark Morsley
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AFC Sudbury entertain Aylesbury United in the Buildbase FA Trophy. New AFC manager Mark Morsley Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley has hit out at a ‘minority’ of fans who appear unhappy he is in charge at King’s Marsh Stadium.

Morsley’s ire has been fuelled after a derogatory message was etched into the snow on his car at the end of the game against Potters Bar last weekend.

And while happy to be criticised personally, Morsley was left annoyed by the fact the message was aimed at the team’s performance (they lost 0-2).

“There appear a small minority of fans who are possibly not happy that I got the job here and still fail to see the bigger picture of what we are trying to do at the club,” Morsley said.

“I suggest if they don’t like it, they stay away, go and watch their football somewhere else and come back next season when we are pushing for promotion.”


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The message, ‘f****** c**p’, was left on Morsley’s windscreen in the snow after Sudbury lost to high-flying Potters Bar. It annoyed the Sudbury boss who took to Twitter to voice his disapproval.

“OK, people are entitled to their opinions, that doesn’t worry me,” he said.

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“But anyone who knows me, knows I’m open to talk to about all things with this football club, or any football club I have managed. If people have something to say, come and talk to me and I’ll talk to them.

“To simply write something like that on my car, parked near the entrance, with youngsters walking away from the game past it, is pathetic.

“Coupled with the fact we had young players in our side who worked their socks off for the club. For them to see that is not on.”

Sudbury’s loss to Potters Bar made it three defeats on the bounce for the west Suffolk club, this after being on a run of one defeat in 11.

“Potters Bar are one of the favourites for the title and we started the game with seven academy players in our starting line-up,” Morsley said.

“We are in an enviable position at the moment when we can look at these young players. The majority of fans have been supportive to what we are doing and the football we are playing.

“Our average attendances are up. Against Potters Bar we had nearly 200 fans, that’s great support on a freezing afternoon. I’ve had lots of fans tell me how much they enjoy the football we are playing.”

On Saturday AFC Sudbury head to Romford in Bostik North.

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