Should Clyde FC have signed Goodwillie?
Disgust that controversial star is on team
People in Rutherglen are amongst the football fans who have called on Clyde FC to drop David Goodwillie.
The Reformer reported last week that the community club had signed the striker months after a civil court ruled he had raped a young woman.
In January he was ordered to pay Denise Clair £100,000 in damages for the sexual assault in 2011.
Shoppers in Burnside this week expressed their disgust at Clyde, which was established in Rutherglen.
Keith Taylor said: “It’s outrageous. It’s totally wrong, Clyde should be ashamed.
“I have followed football all my life and I can’t believe they would do that. I think it’s highly questionable and it does the image of Scottish football no good whatsoever. It sends out the wrong message to young guys taking up the game, that they can do that and get away with it.”
Ian Clarkson said: “I’m not a football fan but it shouldn’t be happening. It’s not fair on the girl it happened to.”
Irene Gordon agreed: “How would you feel if that was your daughted? You wouldn’t like it.”
John Gilmour said: “It shouldn’t be allowed. I’m a football fan, but not one of his. The fact he was found guilty in court of something so serious means he shouldn’t be given another chance. What example does that set for other people?
“Clyde is a community club. A lot of young players play on that pitch would love to be in his position as a footballer.”
It’s outrageous. It’s totally wrong and Clyde should be ashamed Keith Taylor
Irene Gordon What if it was your daughter?
Ian Clarkson Not fair on the girl
Keith Taylor Clyde should be ashamed
John Gilmour I’m not a fan of him