Marcus Maddison admits football has ‘broken’ him and he is thinking about quitting the joyless professional game

Former Posh star Marcus Maddison admits he’s been ‘broken’ by professional football and he’s considering quitting the sport for good.
Marcus Maddison in happier times playing for Posh.Marcus Maddison in happier times playing for Posh.
Marcus Maddison in happier times playing for Posh.

The 27 year-old’s loan spell at League Two promotion chasers Bolton Wanderers was ended today (April 12) by mutual consent amid concerns over the player’s welfare.

Maddison has been separated from his young family while living in a hotel attached to Bolton’s ground.

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Maddison has now posted a message on his Instagram page. It reads: “Well the football industry has eventually broken me. All the abuse, pressures & monotony of the last 2 years has just got to me. I’ve tried to fit in & be happy but if I can’t be happy In a winning team fighting for promotion it’s clearly something deeper.

“I’m returning home to think ‘‘do I want to play football any more?’ as it just doesn’t bring me any joy at all. I can’t thank (Bolton manager) Ian Evatt enough for understanding & wish Bolton all the best for the final run in.”