Daily Mirror



RAITH ROVERS are in turmoil after a huge backlash over the controvers­ial signing of David Goodwillie.

He was ruled to be a rapist in a civil court case in 2017, having never faced a criminal trial north of the border.

But his deadline-day switch to the Championsh­ip side sparked fury, with staff members resigning and fans ripping up their season tickets.

Author Val McDermid (above) has withdrawn her shirt sponsorshi­p and lifelong support, saying the idea of the three-times-capped shamed Scotland striker playing with her name on his shirt made her “feel physically sick”.

A civil case ruled five years ago that ex-Crystal Palace frontman Goodwillie, 32, and former Dundee United teammate David Robertson raped Denise Clair after a drunken night out in West Lothian in 2011.

He was not in Raith’s squad who played Queen of the South last night.

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