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Limerick 'hurt and angered' by comments made by former player as club 'seek further advice'

The League of Ireland club say they ‘find it very difficult’ to accept Jordan Moore’s apology.

Moore spent three months in Limerick.
Moore spent three months in Limerick.

LIMERICK FC HAVE this evening expressed their ‘hurt and anger’ at comments made about the city by one of their former players.

In an interview with the Herald Scotland, 22-year-old Jordan Moore described the village of Bruff ‘as the weirdest village ever’ and Limerick as a place ‘full of gypsy horses.’

Moore also claimed he wasn’t paid on time during his three month stay with the SSE Airtricity League club, allegations Limerick have completely refuted in a statement released on their website.

“Limerick FC are aware of comments attributed to former player Jordan Moore in a newspaper article today in relation to his time at the club and the town of Bruff,” it reads.

“Limerick FC are hurt, angered and dumbfounded by these comments which we totally and utterly refute. We are aware that the community of Bruff has been left understandably distressed by the said article.”

The Scottish forward signed for the First Division outfit in February after he was brought to the attention of the club by a scout.

Moore had been a free agent after being released by Dundee United last December. He spent six years at Tannadice but didn’t play a senior game for the club after a battle with skin cancer.

“A representative for Jordan Moore contacted the club earlier this year and informed us of Jordan’s background and his recovery from cancer,” the Limerick statement continued.

Pat O'Sullivan celebrates Limerick FC chairman Pat O'Sullivan. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

“As a community-driven club, we offered Jordan a short-term deal to assist in his rehabilitation and provided him with accommodation and remuneration.

“Jordan spent a week at the club after which he decided to take up our offer. Initially it was agreed that Jordan would stay for four weeks but at his request this was extended. Jordan recently returned to Scotland and had thanked the club for their help during his stay here.

“The club, our staff and players have been welcomed with open arms by the community of Bruff and have been treated tremendously.

“The club this afternoon received an apology from Jordan Moore in which he states the comments are “taken out of context and sensationalised”. We find it very difficult to accept the apology at this time.

“The club will be making no further comment as we seek further advice.”

Moore, who was put up by the club at their new training facility at the former convent in Bruff, made just one appearance for the Shannonsiders in a 3-0 win over Cobh Ramblers last month.

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