‘I Apologise For Any Offence Caused’ – Notts County Owner Alan Hardy Accidentally Posts ‘Inappropriate Photo’ Before Announcing Sale of Club

Alan Duffy

27th, January 2019

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Notts County chairman and owner, Alan Hardy, has decided to sell the club just hours after apologising for erroneously posting what he called an “inappropriate photo” on Twitter.

Hardy, who took over as Magpies chairman in 2017, somehow manged to post photos from his camera roll, one of which was a rather ‘intimate’ shot, the contents of which he didn’t discuss.

The embarrassed Hardy deleted the Tweet after being made aware of the mistake before Tweeting an apology and announcing that he was leaving the social network…

Not long after posting those Tweets, the 54-year-old know as “Big Alan”, announced that he was selling Notts County, saying:

After considerable soul-searching I no longer feel I can continue as the owner of Notts County Football Club,” he said in a statement on Sunday evening.

I would like to make it clear from the outset that the club’s current league position is not a factor in this decision, nor are any of the events which have unfolded in the media this weekend.

Everyone at Meadow Lane remains staunchly committed to preserving our proud status as the world’s oldest Football League club and, until a new buyer is found, I will continue to support that aim.

The truth is, my efforts to restore Notts County’s fortunes over the last two years mean my other businesses have had to take a back seat. They are now in need of my full attention.

The club currently find themselves bottom of the League Two, with Hardy revealing that he had already held talks with interested parties.

Quite a day for ‘Big Alan’!

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