Hereford & Worcester

Worcester City's Lee Smith back after racist tweet probe

Worcester City Football Club has lifted its suspension of a player who posted an allegedly racist remark on Twitter.

Lee Smith, 28, was suspended by the club last week and arrested on suspicion of having committed a public order offence.

Police said on Tuesday they had advised him about his behaviour and no further action was now required.

In a statement the club said it and the player apologised for any offence caused.

The club said its investigation concluded that the comments posted on Armistice Day were inappropriate and ill-judged, and may not have reflected favourably on its reputation.

In addition to advising Mr Smith about his future conduct and reminding him of its expectations of him in future, the club said it had also counselled him about his future use of social networking sites.

The club said the lifting of the suspension meant Mr Smith would be available for selection for Saturday's FA Trophy game against Harrogate Town.

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