Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Ched Evans witch-hunt goes on

No good may be spoken of him

The head of the Professional Footballers' Association is facing calls to resign after comparing the plight of convicted rapist Ched Evans to the Hillsborough disaster.

Gordon Taylor, chief executive of the PFA, sparked outrage after making the 'insensitive parallel' in a Radio 5 Live interview following the announcement that Evans' move to Oldham had collapsed.

The disgraced striker, 26, apologised to the woman he raped for the first time today, but maintained he is 'innocent' of attacking her in a Rhyl hotel room in 2011 and said he will appeal the conviction.

Mr Taylor, 70, told BBC Radio 5 Live: 'He would not be the first person or persons to have been found guilty and maintained their innocence and then been proved right.

'If we are talking about things in football we know what happened, what was alleged to have happened at Hillsborough and it's now unravelling and we are finding it was very different to how it was portrayed at the time. Indeed by the police at the time.'


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