Disgraced Bygrave hailed by manager DayBy Jon Couch
August 30, 2012
DISGRACED Adam Bygrave has been praised for his reaction to getting sacked by Farnborough for making lewd Facebook remarks - by the man who dismissed him.
The 23-year-old former club captain had his contract terminated with immediate effect and was fined the maximum two weeks' wages on Monday night after it was revealed he had made racist, disabled and paedophile-based comments on the social networking site.
Bygrave responded by issuing a statementapologising to fans and to the club, describing the matter as a “private family dispute”.
And in doing so he has been hailed by his manager Spencer Day, who says his young defender made an “error of judgement”.
“It was a very unfortunate situation which had to be dealt with sensitively and quickly. Give Adam credit, he admitted what he had done straight away, he knew he had to be sacked and he publicly apologised.
“Adam is a young lad who has made an error of judgement. I know what that’s like. Hopefully he can learn from this and bounce back.
“It’s a very sad day for everyone at the football club but it’s a harsh lesson for all of the players that social networking sites can be very dangerous.
“Even though they are playing Conference South, people still follow them and look at their sites and they have to be responsible for themselves and for the football club.”
Versatile Bygrave has been employed mainly as a right back this season, but even though Day has the likes of Miles Smith, Michal Steinke and even Alfredo Bosch to step into the breach, the Boro boss has admitted he intends to replace his former skipper.
“We are well covered at right-back and I have every faith in Miles, Michal or Alfredo when I need them.
“But Adam was a big player for us and I have had thoughts and made a few enquiries about getting a replacement in, even though we are restricted by finances.”