Jeremy Brockie has broken silence on a social media post that could have ended his chances of making a move during the transfer window.
Mamelodi Sundowns recently posted on Twitter that the player was injured, but the player politely responded to say he was in fact not out nursing a knock. The response got a lot of attention on Twitter, leading to Sundowns deleting the post.
The New Zealand-born striker says he didn't respond to show his frustration, he just wanted to clear things. He was speaking at Harry Gwala Stadium, where he was officially unveiled as a Maritzburg United player. He is on loan to the Team of Choice for the season and will wear the jersey number 10.
"Ah it was just…it’s a long story obviously. I'm not sure how that ended up on social media, and it was not me doing that to spite the team or anything like that. There were phone calls made in between those posts, to ask them to remove them," Brockie reveals.
Brockie says it had to be addressed because it could have had an impact on his career. He was desperate to make a move, but clubs would not have signed a player who is nursing an injury. So it was important for him to address the team so that they correct the error they made.
"It was one of those things that got a lot of attention, which was unfortunate. It’s something that I didn't want other clubs knowing, thinking I was injured when I was trying to find a move away from Sundowns and start playing football again. The club did apologise for that and it’s now water under the bridge."