Death threats cause Ched Evans’ Oldham Atheletic move to collapse

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Death threats cause Ched Evans’ Oldham Atheletic move to collapse

Oldham Athletic said they had decided not to sign the convicted rapist because of threats their staff and families had received.

It was reported a staff member was told a member of their family would be raped if Oldham signed Mr Evans.

The club also said there had been “enormous pressure from sponsors”. On Wednesday, owner of Oldham, Simon Corney, said the deal was “80% likely”.

Ched Evans also released an apology for “the effects of his actions”. In April 2012, he was jailed for raping a woman and was released in October 2014. He maintains his innocence.

New Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew held his first press conference today.

He admitted it would be a challenge with Palace, who are under threat of relegation. He said it “my decision” to leave Newcastle. He said his successor would find it difficult at St James’s Park because of the tight financial restrictions at the club and careful transfer policies.

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