Why are Sheffield United so desperate to re-sign Ched Evans? | John Ashdown

25 April 2017 15:47
Ched Evans, who was acquitted of raping a 19-year-old woman, remains a hugely divisive figure among Sheffield United fans and it is questionable whether he is any better than the strikers already at the clubOn 14 April 2012 Sheffield United beat Leyton Orient 3-1 at Bramall Lane, their sixth successive league win. The victory kept them in the second automatic promotion spot in League One, four points clear of their neighbour Sheffield Wednesday, with three games to play. The third goal that day was scored by Ched Evans. It was his 35th goal of a prolific season.Six days later Evans was found guilty of rape, a verdict since quashed, and handed a five-year jail sentence. A reeling United took two points from their final three games and missed out on automatic promotion to Wednesday, then limped through the play-offs before losing dismally to Huddersfield on penalties at Wembley. Related: Ched Evans set to re-sign for Sheffield United from Chesterfield Continue reading......read full article

Source: TheGuardian