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Footballer Ched Evans- convicted of rape – released

DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Oct 18, 2014, 10:29 pm IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 8:31 pm IST
Former Sheffield United player bags lucrative contracts after serving half of five-year sentence
Footballer Ched Evans is likely to resume training with former club Sheffield United after being released from prison on Friday (Photo: AP)
 Footballer Ched Evans is likely to resume training with former club Sheffield United after being released from prison on Friday (Photo: AP)

Sheffield: Ched Evans – the former Sheffield United player convicted of rape – was released from prison on Friday after serving half of his five-year sentence. According to report published in Mirror, Evans has also been awarded a two-year contract by the Sheffield club worth more than half a million pounds.

“He's expected to sign it because he wants to get back playing football. Sheffield United are the only club to have made him an offer and have been waiting for him to be released before announcing it. Ched's been offered a two-year deal worth up to £5,000 a week,” said a source from the club.

 

In the meanwhile, FA has notified that football fans who will celebrate Evans’ crime will face serious punishment.

“These include messaging supporters through local media or directly through the club’s communication channels,” said a source.

A spokesman for the FA said: “If supporters chant songs that praise the offender or ridicule, or possibly identify the victim, the FA will contact the club to discuss what measures they can take to prevent this.

It has been learnt that the tainted Evans has planned to shoot a video for his fans.

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