David Goodwillie leaves Radcliffe FC as club admits 'significant misstep' in signing strikerJun 29, 2023
Radcliffe FC, a foreign team in the northern first division, apologized to their fans and said it was a mistake to sign former Scotland international David Willie. The
strikerwas declared a rapist in a civil case in 2017. Six years after being initially accused, although without a criminal record The procedure was started, a good body had signed a short-term contract with Radcliffe, who is in the seventh level of the English football and was a surprise name on the team sheet for their match against Belper Town last night, the 33-year-old scored a hat. trick, but the
clubhas now decided to cancel the players' contract in a statement.
Radcliffe says this, as a
clubwe have always thought about second chances and have been part of it for many players and staff. Rehabilitation Throughout that journey, we have always given people an opportunity to improve his life and they found support in this effort when the club was introduced to David Goodwilli. The same logic applied, but in this case it is clear that this was a
misstepand our due diligence should have been of a much higher standard, we can guarantee that. Because everyone at the club involved in this
signingdid so with the desire to do something good for a person with a certainly tainted past, as we have done so successfully before, but this was a bridge too far from the board of directors to the final. management team who we support and have always supported in playing decisions, it is clear that, overall, we were wrong, the approach was misplaced and it is a growing community club.
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We realized that our impact is also felt more widely. We have already strived to be so. a source of pride for our city with good and honest intentions and we believe that we have had a
significantpositive impact for our city over the last six years, both on and off the field, and we sincerely apologize to everyone associated with the club and the community at this time. It's a mistake that will never happen again, well, with good will, Left Right Rovers in September last year, eight months after initially
signingand failing to make a single appearance after the Kakoldi club faced a fierce backlash from the club sponsors, Rape Crisis Scotland fans and the Prime Minister.
The arrival of Nicholas Sturgeon also led to a number of resignations among the club's board members and volunteers, while the club's women's team opted to rebrand with a different name.
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