Ched Evans Sentence Prompts Twitter Account To Expose Sympathisers

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Sheffield United striker Ched Evans was sentenced to five years for rape on Friday, and immediately gained sympathisers on Twitter.

One account on the social networking site, @BanterWatch, retweeted several messages lauding the footballer, after his victim was deemed "too drunk to consent".

The tweets make for depressing reading, while other users on the social networking site highlighted how dangerous the court system could be should any of the individuals have to serve on a jury.

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The girl, who is entitled to lifelong anonymity under Sec 1 of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992, has already been identified and abused on Twitter.

The End Violence Against Women group said in a statement: "This raises serious questions about the adequacy of the criminal justice system to deal with offences that occur online and we are calling for an urgent review of laws and practices."

Dan Hawkins
in regards to on here tonight. Some women just don't have clue

ben sumner
Ched why didn't you just say surprise at the end,it's not rape then!

arron brady
fair play to Ched Evans proper lad if theres grass on the pitch play ball haha 5years isnt that long ull be out in no time

Rob Best
Ched Evans is an absolute legend; took a drunk bird back to a Premier Inn & nailed her while his mates filmed it, should be freed

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