Bath flanker and former captain Guy Mercer have been released from his contract by the Premiership club.
The 28-year-old played 123 games after arriving at The Rec in 2010 and skippered the side in 2016-17.
Here’s how social media reacted:
Met @GuyMercer on day one. Never thought we’d get on, but every game we played and adventure we had it was a pleasure to do by your side.
Wasn’t the same when @tombiggs11 left and now you’ve gone to. Thanks for everything you helped with mate. Here’s to life on the other side! https://t.co/u5VhskemEq
— Kane Palma-Newport (@kanokano123) August 15, 2018
— Andrew Marshall (@AndrewMarshall_) August 15, 2018
— Ash (@Rugby_Ash21) August 15, 2018
Guy Mercer leaving Bath is an odd one. Do they have a replacement en route? Where’s he headed? Pretty sure there’s gonna be a fair few clubs interested….#rugbyunited
— Rich C-K™ (@RichC_K) August 15, 2018
— Laurie Canter (@LaurieCanter) August 15, 2018
Can only imagine the morale in the squad. Banners treated badly and now this. Not the best Bath!!
— Grant Smith (@Jinxysmith) August 15, 2018
Sad news Guy – wishing you all the very best for the future and hope that you have something sorted. Many thanks, Emma
— Emma Sparks (@sparksy3) August 15, 2018
Sorry to hear this. Thanks for all you’ve given the club @GuyMercer & best of luck for what’s next
— Edward Bray (@eddybray) August 15, 2018
Good luck Guy, hope you find a worthy club
— Matthew Slade (@sheriffslade) August 15, 2018
Sad loss, underrated player and a Bath bred player too.
— Matt (@GrosseMatt) August 15, 2018