Ex Dundee midfielder sacked by Inverness after brutal attack on woman following car crash

Ex Dundee midfielder sacked by Inverness after brutal attack on woman following car crash

Inverness Caley footballer sacked for punching woman

Riccardo Calder has been sacked by Inverness Caledonian Thistle after the English defender was found guilty of assaulting a woman in a car park.

The 22-year-old, who signed a two-year contract in July 2017, has made 46 appearances for the Scottish Championship side, 12 this season.

The Scottish Championship club announced their decision to terminate his registration after his guilty verdict on November 7.

Caley Thistle announced they had “terminated the registration” after his guilty verdict on Wednesday.

“Following a trial at Birmingham Magistrates Court this week and the subsequent guilty verdict, Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club can confirm that it has terminated the registration of Riccardo Calder with immediate effect,” said an Inverness statement.

A statement said: Following a trial at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court this week and the subsequent guilty verdict, Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club can confirm that it has terminated the registration of Riccardo Calder with immediate effect.

“Due to the ongoing legal process in England, the club will not be making any further comment on the matter.”

Calder, who was capped by England at under-17 level, began his career with Aston Villa and had loan spells with Dundee, Doncaster Rovers and Lincoln City before joining Caley Thistle.

The former Premier League starlet, 22, attacked the 24-year-old victim after meeting her in a nightclub in Kings Heath, Birmingham, on May 7 this year.

The court heart that Calder had met the victim, who he knew, at a club before dropping her off at her car in the early house in the morning.

The former Premier League starlet, 22, attacked the 24-year-old victim after meeting her in a nightclub in Kings Heath, Birmingham, on May 7 this year

When the victims car collided with the back of the footballers vehicle, they both drove to a pub car park where Calder punched her several times through her open window then, after she got out, kicked her and swung a shoe at her.

Magistrates heard Calder, who has also played for Aston Villa, Dundee and Doncaster , dropped her back to her car in the early hours in the morning.

The victim suffered significant bruising to her eyes and face, a fracture to her thumb and a cut to her lip, the court heard.

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Calder, who recently started recording rap music under the name Cardz, scored the last of his three Caley Thistle goals against Dunfermline Athletic last month.

Inverness Caledonian Thistles Riccardo Calder has been sacked after kicking and punching a woman when her car hit the back of his.

She suffered significant bruising to her eyes and face, a fracture to her thumb and a cut to her lip in the attack.

Calder joined the Scottish Championship side last year from Aston Villa, making more than 20 appearances for the club.

A club spokesman said: “Following a trial at Birmingham Magistrates Court this week and the subsequent guilty verdict, Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club can confirm that it has terminated the registration of Riccardo Calder with immediate effect.

“Due to the ongoing legal process in England, the club will not be making any further comment on the matter.”

The victims car collided with the back of the footballers vehicle and they both then drove to a pub car park where Calder punched her several times through her open window, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

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