Marine FC announce that Matty Brown has retired from football with immediate effect.
Matty is struggling with an injury and it was feared he would have been absent for a large proportion of the season. Rather than sit and take home his weekly wage, out of respect for Marine Football Club, Matty has decided to cancel his contract and retire from football.
CEO James Leary said:
“Matty was looking forward to finishing his career back at Marine and hopefully helping to finish on a real high helping us towards promotion, so I am gutted for him that he has had to retire.
Matty has had a fantastic career and should be proud of everything he has achieved in the game. He has been a consummate professional throughout his career and he will be remembered as a real giant of non-league football.
To have offered to cancel his contract shows how honourable Matty is. He and his family, all residents of Crosby, have a real affinity to Marine and were regulars at the MTA . It is not often in football you get moments like this but I thank Matty for his honest assessment of where things are. He really is one of the good guys.
I look forward to seeing him and his family at the MTA this season.”
Matty Brown said:
“I am devastated that I have had to retire earlier than I had hoped but it’s the right decision for all. I was looking forward to this season so much but it just wasn’t meant to be. One thing I have had to be is true to myself and I felt it was the right thing to do. I will always pop down to Marine, a proper football club.”