By Chris Wright
Brede Hangeland has said he was “immensely disappointed” and justifiably so after being released by Fulham via email.
The popular Norwegian centre-back, 32, was one of the Cottagers’ longest-serving players having been at the club for six-and-a-bit years and was under contract until 2015, but was recently released following their relegation from the Premier League.
Hangeland released a personal statement to put his frustration on record:
“I was told of this decision via email. This was without anyone from the club having met me beforehand to discuss my contract or my future with the club.”
“After six and a half years of hard work and loyalty, and having served the last few years as captain, I am immensely disappointed at how this was handled.
“I believe I still have much to offer as a footballer and look forward to the next chapter in my career.”
Fulham, such is their new-found penchant for the brief and impersonal, then Tweeted their response, claiming that “all personal protocol was followed” and that Hangeland was “notified in the right way.”
Oh. Well, if you say so…