Tuesday, June 9, 2009

All at AFTN were saddened to hear on Sunday evening about the tragic death of Dumbarton FC captain Gordon Lennon.

The news has slowly started to come out about what happened on Sunday but it appears that he was on an adventure day out at Inverness when the off road vehicle he was travelling in crashed into an electricity pole, bringing the wires down. He died later in hospital of his injuries.

Lennon was just 26 years old and only weeks ago had been celebrating guiding The Sons to the Third Division Championship. He had previous spells with Partick Thistle, Stenhousemuir and Albion Rovers and was a former Rovers player of the year, a mark of his calibre.

He played against East Fife on several occasions in his career and would have been one of our hardest opponents next season. He always impressed the Bayview faithful, so much so, that when we saw the thread about him on AFTN's forum on Sunday evening, many of us clicked into it hoping we had signed him or were at least being linked with him. Sadly it wasn't and the news has shocked and saddened everyone on the forum.

There is talk of a benefit match between Dumbarton and Partick Thistle, which hopefully as many fans from as many Clubs as possible will be able to attend. A book of condolences has also been opened at Dumbarton's stadium.

Gordon was held in high esteem in the lower levels of the game in Scotland and many have described what a genuinely nice guy he was, who always had time to chat to the fans.

One of the most tragic aspects of this story is that Gordon had not long become a dad and his child was only 5 months old.

AFTN sends it's heartfelt condolences and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.

R.I.P. Gordon. Gone but not forgotten.


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