Ray Trew has announced his decision to step down as Chairman of Notts County FC.
In an open letter to supporters he also announced his decision to put the club up for sale.
“It is with very mixed emotions that I announce the end of my tenure as Chairman of Notts County Football Club, as I put the club up for sale, having reevaluated my position in light of recent events,” he said in his statement.
Trew took over as owner and chairman of the club in 2010 but stated his decision to step down was due to the ‘foul, mindless abuse’ he and his family have endured.
“I must start by stressing that this is not me backing away from a challenge, I do not do that and, indeed, if I’d have wanted to I would have done so some time ago because it has been a difficult journey at times,” he added.
“However, 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.
“I would like to thank all those that have worked for the club in any capacity during my time at Notts, we’ve had some truly outstanding staff at the club over the years, many of whom have gone unrecognised for their efforts, but all of whom gave their all to help the club progress.”
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