Martin Hellier, Chairman Of Yeovil Town Football Club, Apologises For His Match Day Behaviour
Martin Hellier, the new owner of Yeovil Town Football Club, has returned to social media to apologize for his behaviour at his first-ever game as a club owner.
Despite many incidents involving incidents of Hellier abusing people on social media channels before stating he was closing down all social media communications – he’s returned to make a statement regarding his behaviour.
The statement reads:
Upon arriving at the ground, and so taken back the amazing Yeovil fan base that had made a long difficult journey to Hemel, I felt compelled to visit the fans and show my gratitude.
With moments of arriving, a fan came up to me and said ‘Remember me from Twitter? I was the one that said I will bottle you and your fat son’.
“I literally have no understanding of why a select few, for whom there would be no club but for the tireless efforts of my family, staff, team and volunteers, would choose to abuse us in this way.
“I wholeheartedly apologize for embarrassing myself and the club / fans of #YTFC but the circumstances were so hurtful, I was placed in an incredibly hurtful situation with very little time to process my thoughts.
“On the suggestion that I “berated” Mark Cooper following our team’s performance, this is an entirely baseless lie. I spoke quite pleasantly with Mark afterwards, surrounded by my colleagues and all the Hemel officials.
“My honest opinion is that this campaign is designed to mentally destablise me, perhaps designed to make me quit the club, so that this person who claims to represent Simul Sport, can attempt to buy the club after my family, staff and volunteers efforts.
“I am honestly and humbly so sorry that we live in an era where literally anything can be said, without accountability, and be assumed to be correct.
“In the right environment / investigation, I will gladly give the names of colleagues, witnesses, match official and Hemel staff who will testify to what I have written.
“I ask all fans to continue to support and believe the intentions of my family, having shown our commitment so much, that you allow us to continue to work on transforming our beloved club, and continue to enjoy the journey we are on.
Your support is overwhelming and we are truly humbled.
Best regards always
(I will remove my account in 24 hours, I’m sorry, I had to respond to these awful accusations)”