I suppose this all comes down to where you sit with 'second chances' -- this potential signing has really made me stop and think and to be honest I am conflicted.
Let's assume a person is of decent character most of their days, goes out and does something completely unacceptable, admits it, is full of remorse and regret, and returns to being a decent person. Should that night of madness define them for evermore?
On the other hand, there are some acts that are just (imo) unforgivable. Ok he hasn't committed rape or murder but volleying a lassie around when she is on the deck is horrible and rightly or wrongly I struggle to forgive on that (notably she has done which also merits consideration)
Still not sure where I sit with this - I think, I reluctantly accept he deserves a second chance in life but that doesn't mean he needs to be allowed to pull on our jersey to get it.
I know this is hugely hypocritical as it shouldn't be relevant but it would be easier to take, if we were getting a player that had played more than 60 games in his senior career, a player of proven quality.
I hope SG isn't utilising us to give a mate a second chance, will have to trust that he thinks we are getting a player who can contribute - tell you what though if SG or Flanagan think he will get away from it all up here he is in for a very rude awakening.
Honestly, I hope he fails his medical.........I think 🤔