Outpouring of support for Everton's Aaron Lennon following detainment under Mental Health Act
There has been a huge outpouring of support for Everton winger Aaron Lennon following news of his detainment under the Mental Health Act.
Police were called to a location in Salford on Sunday afternoon, believed to be a busy road close to the M602, where he was negotiated with for 20 minutes, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
Officers believed he was in a precarious situation and were concerned for his welfare.
Everton commented, saying that Lennon was "receiving care and treatment for a stress-related illness."
News of Lennon's admission has sparked a huge response on social media, with professionals and fans alike showing their support for the 30-year-old.
Really hope Aaron Lennon gets the help he needs #MentalHealth
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) May 3, 2017
However bad things may seem, there is always another way. I wish Aaron Lennon well and hope he can see there's another way too.
— David Preece (@davidpreece12) May 2, 2017
No matter the level of talent/success/fame mental health issues can affect anyone, positive energy sent to Aaron Lennon #EvertonFC #COYS
— andy ash (@starfish1603) May 3, 2017
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
Thoughts with Aaron Lennon tonight. Mental health affects people in various walks of life & ways. No one should have to go through it alone.
— Richard Buxton (@RichardBuxton_) May 2, 2017
Hope Aaron Lennon makes a full recovery now he's getting the right treatment.
The mind, just like the body can break down at times.
— Dave Coldwell (@davidcoldwell) May 3, 2017