The League One club claimed that the decision was due to club staff being threatened, although the announcement was preceded by sponsorship deals falling apart and widespread anger.
Following these events, public reaction is mixed.
There is still debate over whether or not he should be allowed a job:
And there are still people comparing him to other footballers who have committed crimes:
People are offended by his apology:
And there are people apologising for him:
But there are also a large amount of anger about the threats being sent to Oldham Athletic staff:
There are also a large number of people piping up who didn't understand the meaning of the word consent, but they are too enraging to embed.