Charlie Webster quits as club's Patron after Ched Evans' return

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Charlie Webster quits as club's Patron after Ched Evans' return
12th November 2014

Television presenter Charlie Webster has quit as the club patron for Sheffield United after learning convicted rapist Ched Evans has been allowed to train with the team again.

Ched Evans was recently released from prison after serving two and a half years for rape. He continues to strongly deny the charge.

Amar Singh discusses the possibility of Evans returning to play for the club and whether his training for the team is a first step toward returning to the professional game. 

Ched has the backing of the Professional Footballer's Assocation and has served his sentence, so it has been argued in some quarters that Sheffield United should let him move on with his career.

However, others feel strongly that it would negatively affect the image of the game and his barring would send a strong message to other football players, especially in light of other recent rape allegations. 


The panel on the Evening Show discussed this further.

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