Leeds fans react on Twitter after Aaron Lennon is detained under the Mental Health Act
By Amir Mir
Former Leeds player Aaron Lennon has been detained under the Mental Health Act – and fans on Twitter have rallied around the 30-year-old.
BBC Sports reported on Tuesday evening that the Everton winger was taken to hospital “for assessment” after police were called to Salford on Sunday.
The England international, who has played for three different clubs during his professional career, received an outpouring of support after the news broke.
It is said that police were concerned for his welfare as he is now “receiving care and treatment for a stress-related illness”, according to his club.
Lennon came through the ranks at Elland Road during his younger days before he made a move to Tottenham and then Everton.
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Understandably, the Leeds supporters were hoping that Lennon will get the help he needs as they wished him a speedy recovery.
Fans offered their thoughts to their former player as they all got behind him in what is a difficult time.
One supporter stated that it is important that mental health is spoken about following Lennon’s health scare.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Hope Aaron Lennon is ok #lufc
— Neil (@OooahhBerardi) May 3, 2017
— #WALMOT (@WALM0T33) May 3, 2017
Thoughts with Aaron Lennon today hope you get the help & support you need to get better lots of love for you in Leeds 1 of our own #lufc
— jo gibbo (@jgibbo) May 3, 2017
— Tim Mcilroy (@TimMcilroy) May 3, 2017
— Kev Cressey (@kevincressey) May 3, 2017
Get well soon Aaron Lennon…always hoped he'd come back to #lufc one day. Great player. Hope he gets the help he needs.
— Lieutenant Cool (@LieutenantCool) May 2, 2017
I really hope you get well soon Aaron Lennon. You were a star at Leeds. So important to support and talk about mental health. #lufc
— George Bell (@gbell93) May 2, 2017
Thoughts with Aaron Lennon ???????? #LUFC
— Joe (@j4brennan) May 2, 2017
Lennon played 39 games in all competitions for the Yorkshire club, scoring one goal added with his four assists.
He moved to Tottenham in 2005 where he played alongside the likes of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale, both who are now playing for Real Madrid.
However, after struggling for first-team football at White Hart Lane, Lennon made a switch to Everton in 2015.
He last played for the Toffees during their goalless draw at Middlesbrough in February as he has only made six league starts during this campaign.
Supporters will now be hoping to see the wing wizard make a full recovery and return to the football pitch in the near future.
In other Leeds news, fans have reacted on Twitter after Huddersfield are under an EFL investigation.