Irate Poole Town manager Tom Killick slammed as “unpleasant and disrespectful” a handful of keyboard warriors on the club’s unofficial fans’ forum.
Killick was unhappy with posts aimed at new recruits Franklyn Clarke and Sam Griffin, both signed in the summer from Wessex Premier champions Blackfield & Langley.
The pair were singled out following Dolphins’ opening-day defeat by Hartley Wintney in Southern League South when Clarke bagged their consolation in a 3-1 reverse.
Somewhat fittingly, both midfielder Clarke and winger Griffin netted first-half goals as Poole responded by registering a 2-1 win at Salisbury in midweek.
Killick told the Daily Echo: “I know you shouldn’t read the comments on these forums but a couple about the lads we got from Blackfield wrote them off after one game.
“I found it unpleasant and disrespectful for some of our supporters to single out a couple of new players who are trying to make their way with the club.”
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