Craig Thomson remaining at Hearts is an utter disgrace (26 June 2011)

How utterly ludicrous is it that Craig Thomson is still employed by Hearts Football Club? I don’t know of any other company or business that would allow a registered sex offender, a convicted sex offender, to remain in their employ.  

Hearts have a brilliant reputation in the local community when it comes to dealing with children, they are known as a family club and it’s disgraceful that the club, let’s face it, the owner, holds onto a man who was convicted of indecent behaviour via Facebook towards a girl of 12 and one of 14.

Thomson has apologised for his behaviour and has thanked the club for backing him but let’s face it, he only stopped because he was caught.  Only Craig Th0mson knows how far he would have let it go on.  

For those who don’t know the full details of the case Thomson spent time on Facebook chatting with two young girls, he discussed a sex act.  He was aware of the 14 year old’s age as it was on he page and he knew the 12 year old girl.  He talked about sex and asked her to remove her top among other things.

Children’s charity Children 1st have called for his sacking from Hearts saying there was no place in society for role models who have been convicted of sexual offences.

Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov needs to listen to the voices of the supporters of the club as well.  Many, especially those with children, have vowed to boycott games among other forms of protest, if Craig Thomson remains at the club. 

Although it seems doubtful that the club will sack him after they released a bizarre statement blaming outside forces, like the mafia and Gary Mackay, for their players being led astray.  
What will Hearts do? Well they should sack Craig Thomson but I’m afraid to say…I don’t think they will.

Prove me wrong Mr Romanov.