Following the revelation that Everton winger Aaron Lennon has been sectioned under the mental health act, the football world has offered its support to the England international.
Lennon, 30, is suffering from a “stress-related illness” and that has led to many players and organisations offering their thoughts.
Thank you for all the kind messages for Aaron. We are supporting him through this and his family has appealed for privacy at this time.
— Everton (@Everton) May 3, 2017
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 3, 2017
Wish @AaronLennon12 all the very best and hope he gets well soon.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 3, 2017
Thoughts and love with Aaron Lennon and his family right now.
I know that place, and I know he'll be fine with good support from us all.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) May 2, 2017
— Kevin-Prince Boateng (@KPBofficial) May 3, 2017
There were also messages of support from other sports, with former heavyweight champion boxer Frank Bruno, who suffered from mental illness, making his voice heard.
Thoughts r with Aaron Lennon today, stay strong & as positive as possible,there is light at the end of tunnel u will get through this boss
— Frank Bruno MBE (@frankbrunoboxer) May 3, 2017
Meanwhile, the PFA has reminded its members that they have the opportunity to discuss any issues that they may be having.