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Because true football is some crazy shite.

That’s pretty much the answer all soccer fans gave after former Oklahoma City Energy Football Club assistant coach Christopher Spendlove announced his return to the team.

Spendlove was fired after a bar scuffle in Liverpool, England, ended with a fatal punch to an off-duty police officer, reported the Liverpool Echo. Charges of murder and manslaughter were filed against the coach and his friends, Andrew Taylor and Timmy Donovan.

The dramatic case climaxed recently as the five-week trial drew to a close. Spendlove “froze with fear” as the verdict was read, The Telegraph, a United Kingdom newspaper, reported. He was acquitted of all charges and walked out of court a free man. Taylor and Donovan were convicted of manslaughter.

Back here across the pond, team leadership celebrated by welcoming him back. He accepted.

“He’ll return when he’s ready,” Energy General Manager Jason Hawkins told NewsOK.com.

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