He doesn't have to be guilty of a crime to have his contract terminated, only of gross misconduct. Pretty certain the evidence already in the public domain will take care of that.
He's an abuser, just not a convicted one, and he should never play at the top level of football again. No doubt he will, though, because a lot of people and institutions have moral compasses just like yours.
, many employers have a specific clause in contracts of employment where 'bringing the employer into disrepute
' classes as gross misconduct.
I do not need to be convicted of a criminal offence to be sacked outright if my actions are deemed socially unacceptable, and believe me it happens.
Criminally, he's an innocent man and that should not be understated, but socially and morally I have huge issues with his behaviour.
Would I want him near my daughter? Most fathers would want to punch his head in. This, the disrepute part, is not something United will want linked to them.