Dunfermline players appear to mock homeless woman
Dunfermline duo Ryan Thomson and Paul Willis are facing the wrath of their own fans, never mind anybody else, after seemingly posing for a photograph mocking a homeless woman.
The picture was reportedly taken in Edinburgh earlier this month and shows the players pointing and laughing and pulling silly faces in front of the woman.
The woman can be seen sitting next to her dog and a suitcase of belongings, while seemingly ignoring the footballers.
The Sun reports that Dunfermline forums were flooded with angry comments after the photo appeared online:
Kyle DAFC wrote: “If that is a genuine picture, they should be ashamed of themselves.
“Do not want people like that playing for my football club.”
Another added: “They should go and apologise to the lady in the pic and then spend time working in the homeless shelter, as well as making a big donation.
“Maybe make them appreciate how lucky they are — then sack the pair of them. The Pars have no place for this. Shocked and embarrassed.”
But some spoke up in defence of the players saying that the hilarity was due to the dog in the photograph having a live ferret in its mouth.
A spokesman for Dunfermline said the club was “gathering all the information” on the incident.
To top off a great couple of day for him, Thomson was yesterday charged with assault in relation to an alleged brawl with a taxi driver in Glasgow.