1. ITV Report

Chairman quits club after family suffers 'foul, mindless abuse'

Notts County FC Credit: Simon Cooper/EMPICS Sport

Notts County FC has gone up for sale after chairman Ray Trew announced his resignation.

In an an open letter to fans he wrote that he had mixed emotions abut leaving but that his family had been subjected to "foul, mindless abuse in recent days".

Notts County chairman Ray Trew with the Coca-Cola Football League Two Trophy Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Archive/Press Association Images

When my family are subjected to kind of foul, mindless abuse that they have been in recent days, both in person and courtesy of the oh so brave keyboard warriors, regardless of whether this is just the minority ruining it for the larger supporter base, I have to make changes. That said, whilst I have a somewhat bad taste in my mouth from the vitriol spouted by some, I do not walk away lingering on any negativity but instead will take with me the many happy memories that I have accrued from my time at Meadow Lane. I've never asked for praise though, just understanding. I never claimed to have got everything right and I've not always made easy decisions, but every decision I have made has been with the best intentions of this club at the forefront of my mind."

– Ray Trew

So as I say my final goodbye, I would like to thank the core of true fans who have pulled together to back this great club and give their all in trying to move us forwards, your support has always been appreciated and will be the overriding memory for me because my family and I have made some very good friends amongst the supporter base. As Notts County prepares for the next chapter in its long and illustrious career, I wish them nothing but luck and hope that from here on it is all onwards and upwards."

– Ray Trew

You can read the full open letter here