Swindon Town have confirmed that Pierce Sweeney is a free agent after the club agreed to terminate his contract.
The defender was only revealed as a new Robins player last month, joining on a two-year deal after leaving Exeter.
However, a few weeks can be a very long time where Swindon are concerned and the club announced this afternoon that, following Sweeney’s request due to family issues, the player will leave without having played a game.
Despite comments from Sweeney explaining the decision, it’s fair to say that the Swindon fans were not impressed with how this has played out, particularly given the chaos that has engulfed the club in recent weeks.
That’s after John McGreal, the manager when Sweeney signed, leaving the club, whilst there is still a lot more uncertainty around because of off-field issues that continue to impact Swindon.
Here we look at some of the reaction following the news from Twitter…
@Mountford_14 What’s going on?
— Stephen Dixon (@stevpdixon) July 2, 2021
Joke of a club 🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️
— Brad Clarke (@BrxdClxrke) July 2, 2021
Him thanking LP in the statement is downright insulting, we're being taking for mugs
He should come out and say it how it is. Fairplay leaving you obviously want to be paid but don't treat us like a bunch of 5 year olds.
— Max Springer (@max_springer2) July 2, 2021
— Alex (@Stfconly) July 2, 2021
We are actually going bust 😭 https://t.co/vttRkc3tW4
— Tom (@barrett17tom) July 2, 2021
State of this club at minute https://t.co/29pkgHgqz0
— SJ🦈 (@SamJord01) July 2, 2021
It gets worse… https://t.co/CXl6FwmbH8
— Daniel Sheppard (@DanielShepps) July 2, 2021