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‘Gutted’, ‘Sad news’ – Plenty of fans issue Billy Kee messages as Accrington announcement made

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Accrington Stanley have announced that Billy Kee has retired from full-time professional football due to health reasons.Β 

Kee didn’t return to pre-season with the League One side in the summer of 2019 due to a long battle with mental health issues, which the club helped support him with.

The forward scored 83 goals in 240 appearances for Stanley in two separate spells with the club.

Speaking in an interview with Accrington Stanley’s official website after the announcement, Kee admitted that he feels as though the decision to retire is the right one for his health, which will be pleasing to hear.

“Everyone knows my ongoing issues with depression and anxiety and in the summer I made it known about my bulimia which has affected me since I was at Leicester.

“The most important thing is my health and my family, my wife Leigh and two sons and, now I have made the decision, I feel in a better place.”

Kee is set to be present for Accrington Stanley’s next game against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday to thank the club and their fans for their support.

Plenty of Accrington Stanley supporters took to social media to react to this latest announcement from Kee.

Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….

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