Ched Evans returns to football despite awaiting retrial for rape 6 years ago

Ched Evans returns to football despite awaiting retrial for rape

He has signed a one-year deal with Chesterfield.

Disgraced footballer Ched Evans is to return to football after spending half of his sentence in jail for the alleged rape of a 19-year-old woman.

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The Welsh footballer served two-and-half-years of his 5-year sentence in prison after a successful appeal of his sentence.

According to SportsJOE.ie, Chesterfield FC signed the ex-Manchester United player for a one-year deal which will commence on July 1.

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Ched is due to stand a retrial in October to be cleared of the rape allegations that surfaced in 2012.

Chesterfield FC spoke of their delight in signing the new player on their website:

"We are delighted to have secured the services of an outstanding footballer, who is now keen to get back to work and score goals.

"Chesterfield Football Club have given a great deal of thought to this signing and following the court’s decision, we are in no doubt that Ched Evans should be welcomed back into his profession as a professional footballer"

Given the Welshman's past conviction, Twitter users were quick to point out the obscenity of signing a player who awaits a retrial for rape.

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