Loads of Portsmouth fans have reacted after Kenny Jackett dropped the bombshell that striker Brett Pitman was out of his plans for the season.
The manager denied that it was due to any falling out between him and the player or the player and the squad but also did not give a concrete reason for the decision.
Pitman became a huge fan favourite at Fratton Park after signing from Ispwich Town during the summer of 2017, scoring 24 goals in his first season as Pompey narrowly missed out on the League One play-offs.
— Andrew Moon (@mrandrewmoon) February 6, 2020
Last season his influence was not quite as strong but he still found the net 11 times, predominantly playing as back-up to Ollie Hawkins as well.
However, with over half the season now elapsed he has played just League One matches, scoring just twice, and has not been part of the matchday squad since a 1-1 draw with Gillingham.
Fans, for the most part, seem to be really surprised, whilst some are not happy at all…
Disrespect at its highest
— Archie (@Ajp_McGreal) February 6, 2020
@plattsie28 this is a bit harsh on brett
— Pompey Cal (@PFC_Callum) February 6, 2020
— Joe (@Joexunderwood) February 6, 2020
It's one thing if he's not in KJ plans, but personally I do think this is very disrespectful.
— Matt Saunders (@MattSaunders2) February 6, 2020
They should have let him go in Jan. He is 31, he needs to be playing somewhere, not wasting away in the reserves.
— Jim Smith (@Jim_AFCB) February 6, 2020
What a waste of talent. There must have been a falling out for it to get this bad. He can still be very effective off the bench at least.
— Dan Dawes (@DanDawes85) February 6, 2020
Definitely not crying
— Callum Thompson #raggettforbalondor (@25CThompson) February 6, 2020
Poor management by Pompey. Whatever the reason
— Richard Kingham (@kingham66rich) February 6, 2020