It is being reported that Michael Keane of St Patrick’s Athletic has been sacked for being overweight.

As a teenager he broke into the first team at Preston North End and was tipped to be a big name.  However, instead he increased weight, and his football skills diminished.

Keane received a letter from his club earlier this year instructing him to lose weight and was given a target to aim towards. Failing to meet that goal was the reason offered for his dismissal.  In his defence, the player will argue that he hasn’t missed a training session during his time with the club.  Should the Saints survive any appeal decision by Keane then it could prove to be a landmark case.  The PFAI fear that other clubs would use it as a reference point for removing players from their wage bill.

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