Hearts have announced that they have suspended full back Craig Thomson with immediate effect. The 20-year-old was convicted, two weeks ago, of lewd, libidinous and indecent behaviour towards two underage girls, and was placed on the sex offenders register for five years and fined £4000.
On Friday, Hearts announced that they had carried out an investigation and concluded that there was ‘no reason for Craig Thomson not to continue his career as a professional footballer’.
However the club faced a series of angry backlashes for their decision. A local primary school, who saw 50 of their pupils coached by the club cancelled planned coaching sessions because of the club’s decision, and numerous other school visits were cancelled also, all with the approval of Edinburgh City Council.
It was then announced yesterday that drinks sponsors, MacB water, terminated their £5,000 two-year contract with the Tynecastle side.
Hearts issued a brief statement today on their official website.
It read: “Hearts today announce that Craig Thomson is suspended with immediate effect. No further comment will be made by the club.”
As intimated in our own statement in regards to Heart’s decision, Scotzine will continue to boycott Tynecastle as long as the player is on the club’s books and they do not issue an apology to their fans and the families of the victims for the initial decision taken.