Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Hearts appoint paedophile

From the beeb:
"The new coach of Hearts Football Club has urged fans and the public to give him a chance after concerns were raised about his conviction for a sex offence.

Children's charities and some fans have been unhappy about the appointment of Graham Rix, who was jailed in 1999 for illegal sex with a 15-year-old girl."
They have every right to be concerned, especially if they saw his pathetic interview on the Scottish news tonight. For instance, he said:
"Seven years ago I made a mistake and once I realised I'd made a mistake I held my hands up..."
Yes, I'm sure the whole holding up of the hands thing was a great comfort to the girl he abused. Once he realised he'd made a mistake!? And when was that, Mr. Rix? You're supposed to register that kind of information before - what part of 'under-sixteen' didn't you understand? Some Hearts fans were understandably unimpressed:
"One fan said Mr Rix's criminal offence would give the club a bad name among all of the clubs in the Scottish Premier League.

Another said: 'The man did his time, but at the end of the day he's still on the sex offenders' register and with Hearts being a family club I just don't think it goes down well at all.'"
Credit is due to all those who protested against this, especially George Foulkes who resigned as chairman over the decision.

Shame on the rest. Shame on Romanov.

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