Belles star banned after Twitter outburst

Lillie Fenlon-Billson of Doncaster Rovers Belles Ladies FC. Picture: Tom Dulat - The FA/The FA via Getty Images.

Lillie Fenlon-Billson of Doncaster Rovers Belles Ladies FC. Picture: Tom Dulat - The FA/The FA via Getty Images.

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LILLIE Fenlon-Billson’s future at Doncaster Rovers Belles is in doubt after an outburst on Twitter landed her in hot water.

The powerful striker, who only joined Doncaster from Bristol Academy in March, has not been included in any of the Belles’ match-day squads since she was substituted at half time during the 4-0 Super League defeat at Birmingham on May 6.

The Free Press understands that the 20-year-old has been suspended indefinitely by the Belles and could be allowed to leave the club during the mid-season break next month.

Fenlon-Billson was replaced by Millie Bright with Belles trailing 3-0 at half time to high-flying Birmingham.

Later that evening she took to social networking site Twitter to say: “Had every intention of a sober night but unfortunately my managers have driven me to the bottle.”

She went on to suggest that her shirt number should be changed from 15 to 0.5 in recognition of the fact she played half a game at Birmingham, adding the hashtag “#HalfTheWomanIWasBeforeBirminghamAway”.

A week later she tweeted: “Excuse my flippancy about the unfortunate situation I find myself in but in my defence what a painfully ridiculous situation it is.”

Belles boss John Buckley is thought to be furious at the striker’s Twitter rant and has banished her to the sidelines in recent weeks.

Fenlon-Billson was not considered for this weekend’s trip to Birmingham in the FAWSL Continental Cup and there is now major doubt over whether she will be allowed to feature again for the Belles.

The former Arsenal trainee had a spell at Watford before joining Bristol and also played for the Republic of Ireland Under 19s in the 2009 European Championships.

Doncaster Rovers Belles have refused to comment on the story.