A convicted rapist and footballer (Ched Evans) will not now be recruited by local third division football team Oldham Athletic after reports of death threats to members of staff and their families, say to the club.
One director suggested that his daughter would be raped if Oldham proceeded.
Was the threat alcohol driven gobbledygook, or was it principled?
Should a rapist be given a second chance at his own profession?
More likely, was the director under pressure from sponsors to back out of their arrangement?
The 26-year-old striker has served half of a five-year prison sentence for the offence committed in 2011, but since his release last year, Evans has become a cause celebre in the football world, with opinion divided on whether he should be allowed back into the sport.
Some say his crime, and his refusal to acknowledge his guilt, make him persona non grata. Others believe that having been released from prison he should be allowed a fresh start.
For me, I think that if your chosen career is show business, which football is, this should tell you that your crime will always be in the spotlight, and is therefore not an option.