Rapist footballer Ched Evans banned after public outcry

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Rapist footballer Ched Evans banned after public outcry

Sheffield United football club have finally caved to protests that convicted rapist Ched Evans should not be able to play football with them.

Since his release from jail earlier in the year, Sheffield had allowed Evans to use their training grounds, in an effort to get him fighting fit once more.

But many reacted angrily to this move, saying it sent the wrong message to society.

Charlie Webster will be pleased, after quitting as patron of Sheffield during the ordeal
Now the club have revoked the 25-year-old's right to use their facilities, saying they had 'responsibilities to a fine and proud club,' and also to Sheffield as a city.

TV presenter Charlie Webster and Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill removed their endorsement of the club after Sheffield let Ched train with them.

Evans was given a five year sentence in 2012 after he was found guilty of raping a 19-year-old.

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