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Notts County owner Alan Hardy says he is putting the club up for sale – but denies it is because he tweeted a picture of his anatomy.

Hardy apologised for uploading a photo on his Twitter account, which reportedly showed his penis.

He tweeted that “an inappropriate photo appeared in one of my tweets”

Mr Hardy, whose Twitter address is @Bigalan5, added: “This was clearly an honest mistake as a result of my camera roll being included in a screenshot.”

He also tweeted that he would be “deleting my account as I feel this is in the best interests of the football club, my family and myself”.

He added: “I accept I have made mistakes on social media and feel now is the time to leave for good.”

The Nottinghamshire businessman, who bought the club just over two years ago, said in a statement: “After considerable soul-searching, I no longer feel I can continue as the owner of Notts County Football Club.

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“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.

“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.”

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