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New colours: Jay Donnelly at The Oval after signing for Glentoran

New colours: Jay Donnelly at The Oval after signing for Glentoran

Under fire: Glens manager Mick McDermott, who signed Donnelly

Under fire: Glens manager Mick McDermott, who signed Donnelly

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New colours: Jay Donnelly at The Oval after signing for Glentoran

Sponsors of Glentoran Football Club remained silent yesterday following a fan backlash over the signing of striker Jay Donnelly.

Donnelly (25) is to join the club from Belfast Celtic after he served a three-month prison sentence last year for distributing an indecent image of a child.

He was prosecuted for taking a picture of a 16-year-old girl while they were having sex in 2016, when he was playing for Cliftonville.