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Home star axed after F-word rant

Submitted by Ray Chen on April 30, 2012 - 11:51pm

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One four-letter word and a whole lot of problems.

Home United midfielder John Wilkinson has found himself in hot water with the club after using the F-word in a furious reaction to being substituted in an AFC Cup match away at Myanmar's Yangon United on April 3.

The British-born Singaporean has not seen even a minute's action for the Protectors in their five games since.

Wilkinson was hauled off by Home coach Lee Lim Saeng after just 18 minutes against Yangon. The New Paper understands that the former South Korean international defender was upset at the midfielder for not playing to his instructions.

As Wilkinson walked off the pitch at the Thuwanna Stadium to be replaced by Firdaus Idros, he expressed his frustration by yelling "f*** off" in the general direction of the bench.

However, it is understood the 32-year-old midfielder later apologised to Lee, as well as the rest of the team, for his outburst.

More in The New Paper on Tuesday (May 1).

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