Mark Beevers has become the latest player to confirm his departure from Bolton following their relegation to League One, after Peterborough United confirmed the arrival of the defender as their first signing of the summer transfer window.
Beevers, who made 132 appearances and scored 12 goals in all competitions during three seasons at The University of Bolton Stadium, has joined Peterborough on a three year contract, which is due to start on the 1st July.
The 29-year-old is one of a number of players who look set to leave Bolton over the summer following the off the field issues around, with right back Pawel Olkowski and winger Sammy Ameobi both having handed in their notices at the club over the issue of unpaid wages.
Taking to Twitter to react to news of Beevers’ departure, a number of Bolton fans appeared to have mixed opinions on the defender.
Some appeared not having forgiven him for his part in a squad boycott that led to the cancellation of the club’s home game against Brentford, for which the club could now face further punishment, while others expressed their appreciation for his contribution to the club.
Here are some of the best of those reactions.
And thanks for the points deduction that will come with boycotting a fixture.
— Niall (@Niall_Burke26) May 24, 2019
And thanks for boycotting the Brentford game risking further punishment while you jump ship. ????
— Matthew Armitage (@Armitage93) May 24, 2019
The memories of being part of a boycott before jumping ship and leaving the fans and club to deal with the consequences, class cheers mate
— Joshua (@Joshuabond_) May 24, 2019
Are we actually gonna have a squad to compete next season??
— chris walsh (@chriswalsh1511) May 24, 2019
I miss you already beevers
— jake howard (@jakehoward19) May 24, 2019
Best of luck Mark
— Brandon (@bwfcbrandon) May 24, 2019
Great signing for Peterborough, good luck to the lad and thanks. How anyone can criticise someone for finding a new job when their company is in absolute turmoil is beyond me, this is his job…
— Martin Garlick (@Martin4639) May 24, 2019
There’s won’t be many better centre halves at this level. I wish him well
— Kieronaldo (@Kieronaldo_) May 24, 2019
Just the type of player we will have to buy if we ever get an owner. ????
— Daniel (@Daniel_Gil_4) May 24, 2019