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Post by Insertnamehere » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:16 pm

Taken from the Dumbarton website

GORDON LENNON - CLUB STATEMENT
Monday 8th June 2009

Everybody connected with Dumbarton Football Club are shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden death of club captain Gordon Lennon resulting from a tragic accident whilst on a weekend break with his family.

All our thoughts are with his whole family and in particular his partner Kelly and 5 month old baby Kai.

Gordon was an inspiration both on and off the park and his influence will be felt by many both within and out with Dumbarton Football Club for a very long time to come.

He was not just a quality footballer, he was a great man with so many qualities and was rarely seen without his trademark smile.

He always had time to speak with supporters, of any club, and everyone associated with Dumbarton Football Club are proud that he considered his greatest footballing achievement was lifting the Scottish Football League 3rd Division Championship Trophy as the captain of Dumbarton last month.

Our condolences go out to his family and as a Club we will assist his family in whatever way we can through these difficult times and those that lie ahead.

Further information and updates will be issued as appropriate in due course.

A book of condolences is available at Strathclyde Homes Stadium for anyone who wishes to contribute.

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Post by Tom Brogan » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:47 pm

A real tragedy. It seems that everyone who encountered him said he was a friendly big guy.

I was down at Dumbarton to watch them thump Elgin City to all but clinch the Third Division title. Gordon Lennon had a great game that day and he was right at the front of the celebrations. As I snapped my camera I came away with several pictures of his big, beaming smile.

My thoughts are with his family at this time.

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