Scottish FA launches investigation into mental health issues after Albion Rovers star leaves stadium mid-game
Scottish FA launch probe after Albion Rovers star David Cox claims Stenhousemuir defender Jonathan Tiffoney taunts him about his mental health on the pitch … causing the striker to leave the stadium mid-game
- David Cox posted a video claiming he was being taunted about his mental health
- The Albion Rovers star claimed the sickening taunt was Jonathan Tiffoney
- Cox has previously opened up about his struggles with mental health
- He claimed he was told during the match ‘he should have got it right the first time’
- Stenhousemuir’s Tiffoney, who has denied the allegations, has taken ‘leave of absence’
- The Scottish FA has since launched an investigation into the incident
The Scottish FA has launched an investigation after Albion Rovers striker David Cox left the stadium mid-game, claiming he had been taunted by an opponent about his mental health.
Stenhousemuir defender Jonathan Tiffoney strongly rejects allegations that he mocked Cox, who had previously been open about his struggle, including an attempt to take his own life.
Tiffoney will be ‘taking leave’ until the investigation is completed and his club Stenhousemuir has asked the SFA’s compliance officer to open an investigation.
Albion Rovers forward David Cox announced he has retired from football after allegedly taunted about his mental health
The Scottish FA has started an investigation into the alleged Jonathan Tiffoney mockery
“Serious allegations have been made and must be fully and thoroughly investigated,” they said in a statement.
Cox, who was an unused substitute for Albion, left the ground during Thursday’s League Two game.
He later claimed that a member of Stenhousemuir’s team had “tried my mental health,” adding, “He told me I should have got it right the first time.”
Tiffoney labeled the accusation as “just not true” and insisted that he “had been subject to abuse and derogatory comments from the Albion Rovers dugout.”
Stenhousemuir defender Jonathan Tiffoney firmly rejects allegations but has said goodbye
Tiffoney added: “Had I made the comment that was said to have been made, it is unthinkable that it would not have been heard by the linesman.
After years of being personally subjected to disparaging and hurtful comments as a player, I condemn such practices.
“I would never attack the mental health or wellbeing of any other player and will cooperate fully with the Scottish FA investigation into this matter.”
Albion Rovers backed Cox in a statement, saying he had their “unconditional” support