Local journalist Simon Downes says that the town of Milton Keynes should be ashamed for the line of events that have forced their BBL club to leave.
The Lions will soon announce their new home town after they were forced out of Milton Keynes with no where to play.
Writing in the Milton Keynes Citizen, Downes said: “So after another summer of searching for a suitable place to play, Macaulay was forced to admit defeat, beginning an extremely exciting adventure elsewhere – the type of offer that makes you wonder why he tried so hard to stay in Milton Keynes.
“But that reason is history – 15 years of it that has seen Lions become an intrinsical part of the city’s sporting landscape, averaging crowds of around 1,000 in recent times and giving thousands of kids the chance to play the game.
“Macaulay says Lions will maintain links with Milton Keynes College to bring basketball to city youngsters, but it won’t be quite the same.
“Those who have stood by and watched the club struggle for years – and ultimately be forced to leave Milton Keynes – should be ashamed of themselves.”