|David Goodwillie's contract at Raith Rovers is about to be terminated just days after signing from Clyde, the striker was convicted of rape in 2017 and the criticisms that followed his signing led the club to walk away from him. (Photo credit: GOAL)|
Raith Rovers of the Scottish Championship League have released a statement to apologize for the signing of embattled striker David Goodwillie and admitted they got that one wrong.
The signing of the former Clyde striker was greeted with heavy criticisms across leagues on the ground the Goodwillie was convicted of rape in 2017, a crime he committed in 2011 alongside a teammate and was fined £100k.
Club chairman, John Sim has released an official statement that confirms the player will not take to the pitch for the championship side and that conversations have started with respect to the mutual termination of his contract even before he kicks the ball.
"I firstly want to apologize wholeheartedly to our fans, sponsors, players and the wider Raith Rovers community for the anguish and anger caused over the past few days.
Raith Women captain Tyler Ratrray has also left the club in the wake of the recruitment of Goodwillie had has been followed by key figures at the club, what is not clear as at now is the direction the club will take even as the striker leaves the club.