Rugby star Ian Gough rapped for Spiderman scrum cap rights for dads protest

New F4J Ian Gough

RUGBY star Ian Gough was rapped yesterday for wearing a Spiderman scrum cap in a match in a protest over rights for dads.

Welsh international Mr Gough, aged 37, donned the Spiderman cap with his son’s initials after claiming he is banned from seeing the child he had with model Sophia Cahill.

Mr Gough, who has been found guilty of assaulting the former Miss Wales beauty queen, wore the colourful head gear during a top rugby clash.

Mr Gough, who played 119 times for the Ospreys, wore the cap to support campaign group New Fathers 4 Justice whose supporters have staged protests dressed as superheroes.

Mr Gough said: “I’m pretty disappointed with the decision made by the governing body.

“However I do realise after it being pointed out that it conflicted with the rules concerning advertising.

“I take this on board and accept their decisions.”

Mr Gough was found guilty of attacking Playboy model Ms Cahill just days after she got engaged to former pop star Dane Bowers.

A trial at Croydon magistrates court heard how he “manhandled and shoved” her as he dropped off their two-year-old son.

Mr Gough says he is going through the family courts for the right to see his children.

He wore the scrum cap as he played for Newport Gwent Dragons against the Scarlets.

New Fathers 4 Justice welcomed his support.

But chiefs from the Pro12 league gave him a reprimand following his stunt during the televised game.

A spokesman said: “No logos, messages or advertising may be displayed on player’s kit at matches save for the club logo, the kit manufacturer’s logo and messages promoting club sponsors.”

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