Not in a million years. It would literally be the worst thing the club had ever done if they went down that road. I'd rather play with 10 players every week than sign him. Thankfully I think the club have got too much class to even entertain it.
What it needs is football as a body to draw up a ruling that for certain crimes the person is barred from being employed. If he was a convicted paedophile no one, rightly, would touch him with a bargepole in football. Yet, he is a convicted rapist, both nasty crimes, yet football is welcoming him back. Illogical
If he is eventually cleared of his crime ( new appeal process ongoing) , then slate is wiped clean.
This is a tricky question facing our society today.
The man faced a court for a criminal offence. The court (our representatives qualified to vent our moral outrage) gave their sentence: imprisonment, loss of liberty.
Now, does society have the right to punish them further by denying them employment that seems to give them a decent wage?
.............discuss further, maybe I should put it up as a poll question.