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Ched Evans petition: Sheffield United urged not to re-employ rape footballer

More than 60,000 people have signed a petition calling on Sheffield United not to re-employ disgraced footballer Ched Evans.

Evans, 25, was convicted of rape in April 2012 and jailed for five years. He is due to be released in October.

The Blades have refused to comment on a possible return for the striker they signed for £3m in 2009.

However, Alan Smith from the official Sheffield United supporters' club said: "I've been told he will be back."

Kate Morgan reports.

  • 13 Aug 2014
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