Gordon Lennon

I came in tonight not having heard any news today and looked at the club website. It was with profound shock that I read of the untimely death of captain Gordon Lennon after a car crash.

I remember him coming over to the stand after the end of the Elgin City game where the championship was clinched all bar arithmetic and taking a baby into his arms. This was his then 4 month old child, Kai. His tenderness as a father was apparent in that moment. His partner Kelly and the baby will of course miss him more than anybody.

At times like this football is a very minor concern but he will be forever remembered at the Rock as a championship trophy lifting captain and great guy who always had time for the fans.

Tributes to Gordon have been posted on various fan forums. He was held in high esteem by fans of his previous clubs and those of clubs whom he only played against.

Gordon Lennon 1983 -2009. So it goes.

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    Jack, this is just about as cruel as life gets. If asked my opinion of Gordon Lennon on Saturday it would have been the same as the one I wrote yesterday.

    If ever anyone needed a role model on how to conduct themselves as a football club captain, Gordon Lennon was that man.

    This is just so desperately sad.

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