RAPIST ex-footballer David Robertson is working as a travelling boiler salesman doing house-calls across Scotland.
Robertson, 30, is working for Bathgate-based Heat Source Solutions, The Sunday Post can reveal.
Heat Source Solutions describes itself as a firm that installs “high-quality heating products cheaper and better than our competitors”.
But customers welcoming Robertson into their homes have done so unaware of his recent court case.
We were tipped off about Robertson working for the company by a potential customer who recognised his picture from our coverage last week.
The customer told us: “I understand that everyone needs to work – but should a man with this sort of history be out visiting women customers in their homes?
“It doesn’t feel right.
“Most people wouldn’t willingly let a guy into their house to give a quote for a new boiler when a court has ruled that he has committed rape.”
Robertson answered the phone when a potential customer called the firm on Friday to ask about a new boiler and said he was available to come out and give a quote every day this week except tomorrow.
The company’s website gives a ringing endorsement for a salesman it identifies as David but without a surname.
One customer from Edinburgh is quoted as saying: “David from Heat Source Solutions was fantastic – he wasn’t like the usual pushy sales folk you get – he just gave me the facts and options for what I could do to save money on heating.”
Another customer added: “My boiler had been playing up for some time and Scottish Gas were out almost monthly apparently repairing the same fault.
“Had Scottish Gas quote me a price for a new boiler. A friend of mine recommended I contact Heat Source.
“They sent a young guy David out to quote me, very pleasant and friendly guy, no hard sell, offered me a better deal than Scottish Gas.”
The Sunday Post visited Heat Source Solutions’ office on Friday to ask if the firm thought it was suitable to deploy Robertson on house calls.
But a woman member of staff who came to the door refused to comment.
West Lothian-born midfielder Robertson joined Dundee United as a youth player in 2005, a year before David Goodwillie signed for the Tannadice club.
Robertson made 120 appearances for Dundee United, scoring 17 goals, between 2005 and 2011.
Robertson played in the 2010 Scottish Cup final as a substitute.
His career faded after he signed for St Johnstone in 2011, making just 23 appearances in two seasons.
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