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STOPS football at half time after suicide taunt by competing

SCOTTISH footballer David Cox has given up football after being ridiculed by another player over his attempted suicide.

Albion Rovers player Cox, who has actually been very well open in the past about his previous attempt to take his own life, insists he’s had enough with the sport.

He has actually required to social media to declare that Stenhousemuir captain Jonathan Tiffoney aimed the slur at him at half-time throughout Thursday’s game at Ochilview.

In Thursday night’s 4th tier clash, Cox alleges the opposition player told him he must have succeeded in his suicide effort.

Cox said on Facebook live: “The second half is just beginning, Albion Rovers and Stenhousemuir. I have actually left the staidum.

” I wasn’t playing tonight I was on the bench, one of the young boys on the Stenny group … we were having a wee bit of to-and-fro on the bench and they had a wee go at my psychological health. Told me I must have done it right the very first time.

” So I promised myself the next time it occurred I ‘d stroll off the park. Undoubtedly I wasn’t playing (however) … I am made with football. Totally.

” Some folk might not think it’s a huge deal, I’m f ***** g fed up listening to it.

” Don’t earn money enough for it and they ‘d put me on the park I ‘d probably have actually broken the boy’s legs deliberately.

” I tried to talk to the referees about it, they didn’t need to know since they didn’t hear it. Exact same s *** we’re speaking about all the time, we talk about racism and the individual concerns that get raised in football, however if it’s not heard by officials or whatever there’s absolutely nothing they can do about it.

” So I’m going to find a solution for it and for me it’s leaving the game. I’m made with it.

” It wasn’t of the factors I wasn’t going back to football, I did in January however I’m finished with it.

” Because I either keep playing and I’m going to batter someone on the park, which will result in me being the bad one.

” When he was called out on it he understood what he stated and tried to deny it.

” Nothing gets done about it, absolutely nothing is going to get done about it. Football has plenty of s **** with the important things that they state and it’s going to continue to occur.

” So, aye, I’m done. Hanging the boots up for excellent. I have actually simply left there, I’m off in the middle of the video game. I’m not doing it.”

Albion Rovers say they will stand strong with their player.

An Albion representative said: “The health, safety and well-being of everybody related to Albion Rovers is of vital value to us.

” Football is a location for all and our company believe is need to be taken pleasure in without worry, favour or prejudice.

” We understand a supposed event that took place throughout this night match and have been in touch with David Cox to offer our genuine backing and assistance.”

Stenhousemuir likewise launched a declaration pledging to introduce a complete examination.

They said: “The club understands a verbal altercation that happened between players from both Stenhousemuir and Albion Rovers.

” We have spoken with the players involved, David Cox of Albion Rovers and Jonathan Tiffoney of Stenhousemuir.

” Both gamers are making claims of severe and wholly unsuitable remarks being made during the game that have implications for gamer health and wellbeing and mental health.

” Whilst we accept that things can get stated during a game, our company believe the allegations are sufficiently serious adequate to warrant a more in-depth examination.

” We will for that reason be referring this to the Scottish FA and will deal with them and our colleagues at Albion Rovers to investigate the occurrence.”


EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide. It doesn’t discriminate, touching the lives of individuals in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, truth stars and footballers. It’s the biggest killer of individuals under the age of 35, more fatal than cancer and auto accident. And guys are three times more likely to take their own life than ladies. Yet it’s seldom mentioned, a taboo that threatens to continue its lethal rampage unless we all stop and take notification, now. That is why introduced the You’re Not Alone project. The aim is that by sharing useful recommendations, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when speaking about their psychological health, we can all do our bit to assist in saving lives. Let’s all vow to request help when we require it, and listen out for others … You’re Not Alone. If you, or anyone you know, needs help handling mental health problems, the following organisations supply support: CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858.

Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk.

Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393.

Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41.

Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123.

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