Button, who has sided with Young on social media in the past (particularly with player suspensions), expressed his displeasure about the move on Twitter.
Button wasn't alone. Here's some other reaction from the Twitter:I've seen dumb but this has to be one of the dumbest I've seen. Darrell Young, GM of @SJSeaDogs was released today. Has built a top end team— Craig Button (@CraigJButton) August 11, 2016
Saint John releasing Darrell Young is one of the most mind boggling things I've seen in a while....— jordyn (@jordynmoussa) August 12, 2016
Hardest working GM in QMJHL and an honorable man. Hard to figure this one out. https://t.co/moIVtcygGI— Allan Walsh (@walsha) August 11, 2016
You'd be hard pressed to find a GM who did a better job building a major junior team than Darrell Young. There's gotta be more to this story— Kris Abbott (@EastlinkKris) August 11, 2016
It's never boring in Sea Dogs land.Darrell Young fired? Come again?— Devin (@dwh17) August 12, 2016