Former Scotland star Kevin McNaughton is inundated with support from the football world after worrying online posts

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The football world rallied around former Scotland star Kevin McNaughton after social media posts raised concerns about his well-being.

It is understood that McNaughton was missing for a period of time before he was thankfully found safe and sound in Dundee.

On Thursday morning it was reported that the 39-year-old man’s car was stolen from his home.

This sparked despair as McNaughton took to Twitter to explain her distress.

Kevin McNaughton in action for Scotland
Kevin McNaughton in action for Scotland

He explained in the post that his belongings inside the stolen vehicle were all he had and that the theft had come at a difficult time.

In the post, she said, “To the guy who stole my car, you stole a lot of my clothes at a tough time, you stole my life. It may not mean anything to you, but it was all I had.”

Police confirmed they received a report of concern for a person after the former Aberdeen and Cardiff City star went missing from his home at around 9:05am.

The officers carried out searches and after inquiries, fortunately they found him safe and sound.

McNaughton is currently coach of the youth team at Dundee.

In a glittering career, he made 173 appearances for the Dons and played 254 times for Cardiff before moving on to Bolton, Wigan, Inverness and Forfar.

McNaughton also played for his country and has four caps for Scotland.

After the news, messages of support from former colleagues and friends flooded social networks.

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Aberdeen Football Club tweeted: “Contact Kevin, or contact Breathing Space on 0800 83 85 87, everyone at AFC is here to help.”

The club later added: “Super Kev. Everyone at AFC sends their love and support to Kevin McNaughton.”

Cardiff City FC posted: “Show this man your love and support today. Super Kev McNaughton.”

Motherwell FC chief executive Alan Burrows said: “Please stand by and get in touch Kevin.

“Call Breathing Space on 0800 83 85 87. They’ll help you, I’m sure.”

Former Dundee defender Lee Mair said: “There are a lot of people trying to contact him. Let’s cross our fingers that they can find him.”

Former Celtic and Dundee goalkeeper Robert Douglas said: “Kevin, get in touch, karaoke king, let us know you’re okay.”

Wigan defender Joe Bennett said: “Here if you need a chat partner.”

Bolton Wanderers fan page Lion of Vienna Suite said: “Stay strong Kev, there are plenty of people out there who will help you.”

Cardiff fan Owain Jones said: “Kev, you are such a beloved mate, any pain you feel will pass in time.

“Always here for you like many others.”

Another Bluebirds fan, Ricky Morgan, added: “Never forget who you are. Legend.”

McNaughton’s former teammate Mark Hudson said: “I just heard Kev was found safe and sound by the police. I’ll update, but please respect your friends and family. Thank you all.”

Former Cardiff striker Michael Chopra added: “Just found out, the police found Kev safe and sound.”

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “At around 9.05am on Thursday 27th January, officers received a report of concern for a 39-year-old man in Dundee who had gone missing from his home.

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“Officers conducted searches and investigations and found him safe and sound in the Dundee area.”

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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