Following Shamrock Rovers' 5-1 defeat of Waterford, manager Stephen Bradley had some choice words for Dan Carr, who left the club for Rovers' European conquerers Apollon Limassol.
Speaking after the game, Bradley claimed that the English striker didn't have the club at heart anymore. "He just didn’t fit where we were going as a club," Bradley said. "When representatives tell you that maybe his heart is not in playing for Shamrock Rovers, he’s not the right fit for you."
Bradley went on to say:
"People maybe think we needed to sell but we didn’t like what we heard, this club and this team and what we’re doing and what we’re building is bigger than any individual. If people don’t want to be part of it, no problem, we’ll shake their hand and let them walk away. That was the case with Dan. You don’t want people who are in the mindset of not being with the team and not being in the group. This club is a special club and it’s bigger than any one individual and unfortunately, that individual just felt he was a little bit bigger than us."
These quotes prompted Carr to respond on Twitter.
What a load of bollocks! Never once thought I was bigger than this club that gave me so much! Always gave my all for the club and will always be apart of me! Very untrue and disrespectful!!! https://t.co/FHLkj4QRZo
— 🇹🇹Daniel Carr🇹🇹 (@Carr17Dan) August 20, 2019
Carr ended his 18-month spell in Tallaght yesterday, having signed for The Hoops from Swedish side Karlstad BK at the start of the 2018 season. The striker had been subject of transfer speculation throughout the summer, with Rovers' southside rivals St Patrick's Athletic reportedly interested in Carr's signature.
The striker joined Cypriot side Apollon Limassol following their defeat of Rovers in the Europa League second qualifying round. Carr's new club also defeated Austria Wien in the next round, leading to a play-off showdown against PSV for a place in the group stages.