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Yeovil apologise on behalf of players photographed at bar following relegation

Yeovil have issued an apology on behalf of some of their players who were photographed on a night out on Saturday – just hours after the Glovers were relegated.

Photographs have emerged on social media of Yeovil players in a nightclub following the 2-2 draw against Northampton which brought an end to the club’s 16-year stay in the Football League.

The images angered some Glovers supporters and Yeovil have offered an apology, saying the matter has been dealt with internally.

A statement said: “We feel it’s important that we apologise to the club and supporters.

“Given the context of Saturday’s result at Northampton and the painful nature of relegation, it does not show any of us involved in a good light.

“As a collective group, we were left distraught with the consequences of Saturday’s draw at Northampton and, in a bid to air our frustration, a small group of us made the naive decision to go to a bar.

“Whilst I’m sure many can understand us wanting to unwind and temporarily forget about what had been a difficult day, the photos taken especially don’t portray our intentions in the right manner and we can understand how it looks.

“It pains us to think that our actions on Saturday night have brought into question our commitment and empathy, as we can assure all those in association with the club that we are gutted with the season’s outcome.

“The photos were taken in the moment and without realisation of how they could appear to the fans, who would we cause no deliberate disrespect.

“We hope we can now focus on our final game of the season before working tirelessly to ensure 2019/20 can be a success.”