Ex Rotherham United player flees Israel

Clark Robertson in his Rotherham United daysClark Robertson in his Rotherham United days
Clark Robertson in his Rotherham United days
FORMER Rotherham United defender Clark Robertson has confirmed he is safe after managing to escape trouble-torn Israel where more than 900 people are reported to have died in attacks orchestrated by Palestine militant group Hamas.

The centre-half, who made 69 appearances for the Millers between 2018 and 2021, managed to board a flight to Budapest and return to the United Kingdom.

He joined top-flight Israeli side Ashdod in the summer following two seasons with Portsmouth whom he joined after his departure from AESSEAL New York Stadium.

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Robertson revealed on Twitter that he was back on domestic shores and accompanied his post with a video showing the fire-ridden aftermath of a rocket strike on a residential neighbourhood close to where he had been living.

The 30-year-old wrote: ‘Madness seeing this. Thankfully back in the UK now safe and well.’

The city of Ashdod is within 38 kilometres of Palestinian exclave Gaza from where attacks on Israel have been launched.

Robertson chose to move there for a new challenge despite interest in him from a number of League One clubs.