By Amir Mir
Everton winger Aaron Lennon has been detained under the Mental Health Act – and Tottenham fans on Twitter have wished their former player a speedy recovery.
BBC Sports reported on Tuesday evening that the 30-year-old was detained by police over concerns for his welfare.
It is said that Lennon was taken to hospital “for assessments” after police were called to Salford on Sunday.
Lennon has not played a Premier League game since his side’s goalless draw against Middlesbrough in February when he came off the substitutes bench.
He last appeared in Ronald Koeman’s matchday squad in mid-March when his team beat Hull City 4-0 on home soil.
After the news broke about Lennon, Tottenham supporters sent their best wishes to their former player on social media.
Fans stated that they are hoping he can get back to his old self as supporters pointed out how important it is to support people with mental health issues.
Overall, Lennon received huge support from the footballing family as they wished him a speedy recovery in what is a difficult time.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Stephen Hay (@Haymaker_19) May 2, 2017
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) May 2, 2017
Best wishes to Aaron Lennon, always was one of my favourites. Hope he feels better soon #coys
— James Beckley (@mrjimbecks) May 2, 2017
— Mark Blackburn (@markblackburn) May 3, 2017
There's only one Aaron Lennon~ 🎶
— Alif Rizky (@alpipoo) May 3, 2017
— Wolfies BA (@WolfieBA) May 2, 2017
Thoughts go out to Aaron Lennon. It is imperative to support those with mental health issues. Get well soon #COYS
— Vivek (@7_vivek) May 2, 2017
Lennon made a permanent switch to Goodison Park from White Hart Lane during the summer of 2015 after initially moving to Everton on loan.
During his career at Tottenham, Lennon represented the London club on 364 occasions in all competitions, scoring 30 goals and supplying 77 assists.
Due to his blistering speed on the wing and sheer willingness to work hard, Lennon was a firm fan favorite at White Hart Lane.
The former Leeds academy graduate also represented England on 21 occasions during his career.