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Notts County owner Alan Hardy quits Twitter after posting intimate photo

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Notts County owner Alan Hardy has announced he will be quitting Twitter, after an "honest mistake" led to him posting an intimate picture on the social media site.

He has also "very reluctantly" put the club up for sale after stating he needs to concentrate on his other business interests.

The Nottinghamshire businessman insists neither the gaffe nor County's position at the foot of League Two has had any influence on his decision to sell the club.

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

"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.

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"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," he added.

"They are now in need of my full attention."

Credit: Notts County FC