06 January 2015

Ched Evans

My opinion on this matter is as follows:

Rape is one of the most heinous crimes on the books and no-one convicted of such an offence should be allowed to play professional football, even if they have served their time, unless they can show considerable remorse. Mr Evans has not and instead continues to deny raping the woman; an appeal process is ongoing.

Until one of two things happen, namely he shows remorse (if he committed the crime, which he denies) or clears his name, no self-respecting football club should even think about offering him a contract. Second chances should given only when someone has admitted they've blown the first one in the first place.