Former Portsmouth defender and club legend, Linvoy Primus, was informed on Wednesday afternoon that he is to be one of four current staff members of Portsmouth Football Club that will be made redundant.
The 38-year-old, who is currently employed as ‘club ambassador’ was informed today of the cut-backs that the club were making.
Legend is a term thrown around loosely in the modern game, however Linvoy Primus certainly defines the word in every meaning.
He does this not only through his gentlemanly manner, great football skins, unbeatable passion, and dedication to Portsmouth Football Club, but also through his work and help for others.
Linvoy is a man of God, and dedicates the majority of his time to helping people in the community, raising money for his charity and other charities, and supporting those out there who are less fortunate than me and you.
Following his dismissal, Linvoy sent us the following message: “Thanks for all the support and allowing me to be me.
“My faith in Jesus reassures me that when one door closes, another opens.
“Thanks for allowing me into the Pompey family. God Bless.”
Despite the shocking news, Linvoy was positive to look ahead to next week’s charity match to raise funds for his charity, Faith & Football – a game that will see a side of Pompey legends face a select XI of staff and presenters from Sky’s popular footy show, Soccer AM.
Soccer AM presenter, Max Rushden, told us: “Linvoy is the nicest man in football,” – a theory shared by many fans who have had the privilege to have met the Englishman.
A point that has been made numerous times by fans on Twitter, shocked by the news of Linvoy’s departure, is that such a great man has been made redundant, along with many unnamed members of staff behind the scenes, yet Tal Ben-Haim continues to pick up large wages packets (whether they are £36k-a-week or not) and snubs fans after matches. This club has it’s priories wrong!
We wish Linvoy all the best for his future career and there is no doubt that the paths of Portsmouth Football Club and Linvoy Primus will cross again!
Thank you for all your hard work, dedication, passion and everything else Linvoy. You will be sorely missed!