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Player speaks out after getting sacked by Doncaster Rovers last night

Doncaster Rovers have cancelled the contract of defender Niall Mason following his conviction for sexual assault.

Back in January, the footballer pleaded guilty to the charge following an assault on a woman in 2018 and was given a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and placed on the sex offenders’ register.

A statement released last night by the League One club said: “Rovers have cancelled the contract of Niall Mason after he withdrew an appeal against his dismissal by the club.

“Rovers opened internal disciplinary proceedings immediately following his guilty plea for a sexual offence at Sheffield Crown Court.”

The footballer has since taken to social media to speak out on getting the sack but he has also protested his innocence.

He tweeted: “Just wanted to set the record straight to everyone concerned.

“The guilty plea I put in was because of advice given to me by my legal counsel, advice I wish I’d never have taken.

“I’m now doing everything I can to prove my innocence and have been doing the necessary procedures needed to do so.

“A lot of what was written in the media regarding the allegation was simply not true.

“I would also like to say, there are always two sides to a story, so don’t always believe what you read.

“I had initially appealed my termination of contract, but after some thought, I decided to withdraw my appeal.

“I’d like to thanks the fans that have always been good to me since I came to the club.

“I gave everything and enjoyed every moment of it.

“I now look forward to joining a new club in the summer and concentrating on my football.”


After reading what the player wrote on Twitter, fans on social media took to wish him good luck, others however didn’t believe what he had to say or found it rather ‘dodgy’ – find out what users tweeted on the next page.


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