Ched Evans

If Footballers Are Role Models Because Boys Enjoy Watching Them, Then So Are Pornstars

Marvin Williams | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Sport
Marvin Williams

Looks ridiculous on paper right? But somehow saying it out loud appears to mitigate that. Oddly, in the wake of 'the 'Ched Evans rehab vs remorse debate', the age-old argument of 'footballers being role models' returned. But if the saga was evidence of anything it was exactly why the R word should be nowhere near football.

Let Ched Evans Play... But Not for My Team

Hayley Carter | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Sport
Hayley Carter

As we all know, public opinion about this entire sorry saga has fallen in to two camps - ban him from playing football again, or let him play because he's paid his dues to society. But what if you kind of agree with both opinions?

The Beautiful Game of Ugly Morality

Chris Whiting | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Whiting

Ched Evans has failed yet again to gain a contract at one of England's Football League clubs. Oldham Athletic's board today backed out of negotiations, presumably due to pressure from sponsors and fans - it seems clear to me that this is the right decision for football but what is not clear is why there is so much support for Ched Evans to return to the 'beautiful game'.

Oldham Athletic 'Has No Regrets' Over Ched Evans

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Sport

A director at Oldham Athletic has said he has no regrets over trying to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans. Evans, 26, was poised to be signed by the...

Ched Evans' Victim Deserves an Apology Too, Gordon

Polly Courtney | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK
Polly Courtney

Gordon Taylor has apologised to Liverpool families who suffered a miscarriage of justice; I would like to see him apologise to the victim of a crime that he appears to have conveniently erased from his version of history: the rape of a woman by Ched Evans. She deserves an apology too.

Ched Evans 'Probably Not Guilty Of Rape', Says Vince Cable Aide

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Politics

Convicted rapist Ched Evans was "probably not guilty", a civil service aide to Vince Cable is reported to have said. Andy Ormerod-Cloke, the Lib De...

Gordon Taylor Apologises For Comparing Ched Evans Plight To Hillsborough Suffering

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Sport

The head of the Professional Footballers' Association Gordon Taylor has apologised after he appeared to compare the Ched Evans controversy with the Hi...

Bumbling PFA Boss Compares Plight Of Convicted Rapist To Hillsborough Families

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Sport

UPDATE: Gordon Taylor Apologises For Comparing Ched Evans Plight To Hillsborough Suffering Maladroit PFA boss Gordon Taylor made the remarkable gaf...

Ched Evans' Apology Doesn't Exactly Have Twitter Convinced

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Sport

Convicted rapist Ched Evans has issued an apology for the "effects" of his actions after Oldham Athletic pulled out of a deal to sign him. The Leag...

The Lost Art of Apologising

Lisa Edwards | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

This week disgraced footballer Ched Evans has "wholeheartedly" apologised for "the effects" of the night in which he raped a 19-year-old woman in 2011 (he was subsequently convicted for the crime), but not for the criminal act itself.

Ched Evans Apologises To 'Woman Concerned' But Maintains Innocence Over Rape

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

Convicted rapist Ched Evans has issued an apology on the day it emerged Oldham Athletic has dropped its plans to sign him. The club pulled out of ...

Ched Evans Oldham Athletic Deal 'Off After Threats To Club Staff And Families'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Sport

UPDATE: Ched Evans Apologises To 'Woman Concerned' But Maintains Innocence Over Rape Oldham Athletic’s deal to sign convicted rapist Chedwyn Evan...

Ched Evans 'To Be Given Football Contract Tomorrow'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers and Louise Ridley | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Sport

UPDATE: Ched Evans Oldham Athletic Deal 'Is Off As Club Caves To Pressure' Ched Evans will reportedly be handed a two-and-a-half year contract with...

Ched Evans 'Does Not Know What Rape Is'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Sport

Convicted rapist Ched Evans "does not know what rape is," it has been claimed, as Oldham Athletic are poised to announce whether they will sign the st...

Comparing Things That Aren't Rape to Rape Contributes to a Culture That Normalises Rape, and You Should Stop

Tilly Grove | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tilly Grove

It is appropriate for celebrities, and especially female celebrities to open up discussions about the treatment that they face at the hands of the paparazzi and the media in general, but it is not appropriate to compare it to the very specific act of physical and psychological violence that rape is. Certainly not whilst victim-blaming is so prevalent, and whilst it is so hard to get a conviction.

The FA Must Step Up and Take Responsibility in the Case of Ched Evans

Seema Malhotra | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics
Seema Malhotra

This case is not just about criminal rehabilitation, it's about role models and about behaviour that role models encourage. This is a moment when the Football Association should step up and take greater responsibility for the case, rather than the unedifying spectacle of dragging the argument out from club to club - and failing on both rehabilitation and role models in the process.

Being a Footballer Is Not a Human Right: Say No to Signing Ched Evans

Jilly Luke | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jilly Luke

We do not owe Ched Evans anything more than is due to him under the law and being a footballer is not a fundamental human right. Being celebrated and re-elevated to the life of luxury that you decided to jack off when you raped someone is not a fundamental human right...

Oldham Athletic 'Backing Out' Of Ched Evans Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Sport

Oldham Athletic has reportedly pulled out of a deal to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans after a massive backlash against the League One club. Oldha...

Thousands Oppose Ched Evans' Return To Football

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Sport

Thousands of people are signing a petition calling for a football club not to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans. The petition had gained nearly 13,0...

Will Ched Evans Continue His Career With An English Club?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Sport

Rapist footballer Ched Evans may be about to be given a second chance in football with a League One club, after he was denied the chance to play abroa...

Ched Evans Barred From Malta Deal By MoJ

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK

Convicted rapist Ched Evans will not be permitted to continue his footballing career overseas with a Maltese side, after the Ministry of Justice stepp...

Rapist Footballer Could Resurrect Career With Maltese Side

PA | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Sport

Footballer Ched Evans has been offered a way back into the sport - by Maltese side Hibernians. The 26-year-old convicted rapist has failed to relaunch...

Dapper Laughs, Daily Mail & Other Grovelling Apologies Of 2014

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

Sometimes sorry seems to be the hardest word… So crooned Elton John in 1976, and it turns out he was (mostly) right. 2014 was a year of humb...

Twitter Trolls Force Ched Evans Rape Victim To Change Name

PA | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Sport

The woman who was raped by footballer Ched Evans has had to change her name and move house five times after being identified by malicious Twitter trol...

Hartlepool FC Want To Sign Convicted Rapist Ched Evans

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Paul vale | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Sport

A Football League club faced a political backlash on Saturday after its manager announced he would like to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans. Hartlepoo...