Raith Rovers will not play David Goodwillie and are now in discussions over ending his contract after a furious backlash against signing the striker.
The Scottish Championship club have been heavily criticised since bringing the 32-year-old to the club on the last day of the transfer window earlier this week.
Goodwillie escaped criminal prosecution alongside then Dundee United team-mate David Robertson after they were accused of rape in 2011.
But their victim successfully claimed £100,000 from them in a civil action at the Court of Session in 2017 after a judge ruled they had raped her.
Yesterday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called on Scottish football to step in and take action against Raith Rovers but now the club have admitted they ‘got it wrong’.
In a statement on behalf of their chairman, they said: ‘I firstly want to apologise wholeheartedly to our fans, sponsors, players and the wider Raith Rovers community for the anguish and anger caused over the past few days. We got…