Posted: Yesterday at 08:46
I don't think footballers are, or should be role models, however as has been pointed out, they are in the public domain with well oiled PR machines and seek publicity to raise both their own and their clubs profile.
We have to step back and see that he has served his time as anyone convicted of the same offence would be. Would we be right to deny anyone else the same chance of reintegration or a return to their career? Similar view regarding Pistorious: should he return to athletics in 5 (or 2 1/2) years.
Whether we agree or not, that is how he should be treated given our current laws.
Nevertheless being football and high profile, would the club want to associate itself with this individual? Does it need the bad publicity? Is he worth the aggravation? Like any firm.these decisions should be considered.
If it were someone of the calibre of Ronaldo, would the fans' view be different?
Toro says he is unrepentent. Well he believes he was innocent of the crime (despite the guilty verdict) and intends to prove that. None of us would be repentent or apologise if we believed ourselves to be innocent.