Thousands sign petition against Ched Evans joining Oldham Athletic

League One club are reportedly close to offering the convicted rapist a return to professional football

Thousands of people have signed an online petition against the possibility of the League One club Oldham Athletic offering convicted rapist Ched Evans a contract, with the player potentially poised to make a return to professional football.

Evans left prison in October last year after serving half of a five-year sentence for raping a 19-year-old woman in a Rhyl hotel room in May 2011. The 26-year-old has consistently maintained his innocence in the wake of the guilty verdict, with an investigation into his conviction ongoing by the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

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