David Cox quits football at half-time over abuse claim

Albion Rovers’ David Cox says he has quit football after claiming he was verbally abused about his mental health struggles by an opposition player.

Cox left the stadium at half-time of his side’s game with Stenhousemuir and said he was taunted about his previous attempts to take his own life.

Cox was on the substitutes’ bench for his side’s 1-0 win but headed straight for his car still in his Rovers kit.

This is where he filmed the video captioned: “Another go at my mental health at football. Time to chuck it.

David Cox has gone public a number of times about his battle with depression and the abuse he has received within the game.

Stenhousemuir confirmed on Friday they have asked the Scottish FA to investigate and informed the SPFL.

They said the “serious allegations… must be robustly investigated”.

The League 1 club also confirmed that, following talks, their player would take a leave of absence until the investigation is concluded.

He is denying the claims.

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