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Crisis hit Glasgow Clan to be put up for sale as chairman issues apology

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The owner of the Glasgow Clan has issued an apology to fans over the signing of rape accused Lasse Uusivirta as he “explores” putting the club up for sale.Clan chairman and owner Neil Black said the events of the past week had been an “all-time low" for the Braehead outfit as he confirmed he would look for new owners.Issuing a full apology for the signing of Uusivirta, Black said he did not know about the player’s rape allegation in America until after the signing was announced on September 29.But stating the “buck stops with me,” he said: “Bearing that in mind, after 12 years as owner, now is the time to explore the opportunity to put the Glasgow Clan up for sale or to seek a broader ownership group.“I believe a new or broader ownership group could re-invigorate this fantastic franchise and fan base.

It is what you as fans deserve.”The Clan aborted the signing of 33-year-old Uusivirta within hours of it being announced after fans pointed out he had an outstanding first degree rape charge in the United States.Mr Black launched an internal investigation into the signing which resulted in the sacking of chief executive Gareth Chalmers.Head coach Malcolm Cameron was reinstated after suspension, but today commercial director Gerry McLaughlin confirmed he had resigned from the club.It came hours after Aspray Glasgow West – the title sponsor of the Braehead side, Proximo 3, Indigo Unified Communications and Paisley Autocare all suspended their cash sponsorship of the team.Instead, several of the club’s sponsors have donated cash to a JustGiving Page for Rape Crisis Scotland – set up by Clan fan Callum Yorke.Mr Black added: “Let me reiterate again my utter revulsion, disappointment, and anger at what transpired last week.“We

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