Former Sheffield United striker Ched Evans is set to sign for his old club after he is on day release from prison this summer according to the Daily Mail.
Evans, 25, was jailed in April 2012 for rape in a hotel room in North Wales. He is currently serving a five year jail sentence for the crime and will hold talks will representatives of the Blades over a potential £3 million deal.
It is understood that Sheffield United have visited the Welsh striker about a possibility of returning the the South Yorkshire club.
This story has sparked a ‘humiliation’ cry out from Blades fans and have made there protest heard with over 60,000 supporters signing a petition against the idea to bring back such a player back to their beloved club.
An extract reads ”For the male leaders of the club to endorse him and ”welcome him back” is an absolute humiliation to all women who expect the men who commit gross acts of violence against women to pay for what they have done and part of that is relinquishing the celebrity they attained, and in this case used as a tool to facilitate the violence.
The clear message to young boys and men is that you will be forgiven for this crime. Women will not be believed whey they accuse you of that crime even if a court believes them.
The message given is that men who commit such atrocious crimes will suffer only a small penance whilst the women they attack suffer for the rest of their lives.”
The welsh striker was sold by Manchester City in five years ago to Sheffield United for £3 million.