Kilmarnock online fan rant is poison, says Josh Magennis

Josh Magennis: 'Poison' irrelevant. Picture: SNS
Josh Magennis: 'Poison' irrelevant. Picture: SNS
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Kilmarnock striker Josh Magennis has said that the fan behind the incredible online rant which has become an internet sensation is “poison”.

Magennis hit back at raging Rugby Park season-ticket holder Gordon Sawers after the 37-year-old posted a scathing, six-minute-long attack on Twitter and Facebook blasting his team.

The expletive-filled video was uploaded following last weekend’s 4-0 thrashing by Ross County and has been viewed more than 100,000 times. During his astonishing tirade at boss Gary Locke and his players, the former Killie youth-team player barked: “It isnae f****** good enough”.

He also claimed the squad needed to train harder before berating them for “eating fry-ups and f****** pies instead of bananas and porridge”. But Magennis said: “Those kind of people are not fans. If they want to do that, then to me they are poison. People like that are irrelevant to my life. For me, that just goes in one ear and out the other.”
Meanwhile, Motherwell have signed former Derby and Doncaster striker Theo Robinson.

The 26-year-old Jamaica international has signed a one-year contract and will compete with Louis Moult, Scott McDonald, David Clarkson and Wes Fletcher for a place up front, although the latter may miss today’s clash against Kilmarnock with an ankle injury.

Owner Les Hutchison has given manager Ian Baraclough the go-ahead to further add to his squad, with a midfielder a priority in the absence of injured Stephen Pearson.

“We are hopefully close on one definite one and we are still working away on a couple of others,” Baraclough said before Robinson completed his signing. “It only takes a couple of injuries which you are going to pick up throughout the season.

“There is good competition but areas that are crucial, the middle of the park, have been something that I wanted to strengthen.