The Scottish Sun Article – Thursday 28 January
As many of you will be aware, The Scottish Sun carried a front-page article in Thursday’s edition that highlighted an incident at the Premier Inn in Stirling, involving Stirling Albion players in the early hours of last Sunday morning.
The Club has been aware of the incident since the beginning of the week and, with the full co-operation and agreement of Stuart McLaren (Manager), an internal investigation was instigated well in advance of the newspaper expose.
First and foremost, I would like to make a full and unreserved apology to the guests, staff and management at the Premier Inn who were inconvenienced by the events that took place.
The players involved have fully accepted that their behaviour was inappropriate but I would stress – without wishing to make light of the inconvenience caused – that this was entirely limited to exceeding acceptable noise levels in line with the Premier Inn’s “Good Night’s Sleep” Policy.
I have extensively discussed the matter with Management at the Premier Inn and I can confirm that the above comment is in line with their take on events and I would like publicly express my thanks and appreciation for the manner in which they have handled this matter.
I have their assurance that SAFC’s relationship with the hotel remains strong and that any of those involved in the incident would be welcomed back, with, of course, the same proviso as any other guest, namely that they live within the terms of the hotel’s “Good Night’s Sleep” Policy.
The internal investigation is complete, the outcome communicated and the matter is now closed.
I will leave it to others to pass judgement on the integrity of The Scottish Sun.
Stirling Albion Football Club