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Non-League Week: The Shaun Tuck Case Reaches An Inevitable Conclusion

In the end, it turned out that he just couldn’t keep his thoughts to himself. When the now former Witton Albion striker Shaun Tuck was imprisoned for three months in July – he served half of the sentence – for offences under the Communications Act over grotesquely offensive tweets that the player sent in the aftermath of the horrific incident that occurred outside Woolwich Barracks earlier this year. It had been a surprise to some that Witton Albion opted to retain the player’s registration, but the Northern Premier League club made the decision that the player deserved a second chance, and so it was that he returned to the pitch for them – predictably enough, with a goal – earlier this season when he returned from the substitute’s bench against Kings Lynn Town last Saturday. It was, perhaps, predictable that his next match should have been away against the club whose supporters had been the loudest in criticising him since he made his original comments, FC United of Manchester. On the night of the match, however, Tuck wasn’t on the team-sheet and FC United won by a comfortable scoreline of three goals to one. It has since come to light why this was. It turned out that Tuck had been busy at a keyboard again, this time on Facebook, with some interesting opinions on FC United of Manchester, prior...

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