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Ched Evans: A Sheffield United Pariah, Child Killers And Guns

by | 23rd, October 2014

CHED Evans: a look at the footballer who happens to be a convicted rapist (surely rapist who happens to be a convicted footballer ed) in the media.

For those readers who don’t dislike Ched Evans for being a sex criminal, the Sun has news:

 

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It’s Ched and the Shed:

A PAL of soccer rapist Ched Evans told last night how the star shot him with an air rifle — then offered him £11,000 to hush it up. Andrew Barnes, 25, was left in agony after Evans — behind a garage shed — blasted his thigh in an idiotic prank.

Yep. It’s a story about an  idiotic prank. Send the man down.

“He was quite far away when he fired. Had he moved the gun by millimetres, it could have hit my chest and killed me. He might have faced a manslaughter charge, let alone rape.”

Under UK law anyone over 18 can buy an air rifle if it delivers less than 16.2 Joules of energy. And air guns can kill. Gun Control Network records the deaths and incidents.

Children should not see air guns as toys:

Rhys Johnson:

Ten year old Rees was killed by a 12 year old child after being shot with an air weapon pellet while playing with a friend near his home in Llansamlet, Swansea on 27th September 2009.

Air guns are weapons:

The Bo l t on  News , 20 December 2013 :

A man has been left blind in one eye after he was shot with a suspected airgun at his home in Leigh, Greater Manchester. He was shot through the spy hole in his front door after he heard his pet dog barking and looked to see who was outside. He was taken to hospital where the pellet was removed and he was discharged, but he has not yet regained vision in his damaged eye.

Kent O n l in e,  22 November 2013

An eight-year-old boy threatened a 51-year-old postman and shot him in between the eyes with an air rifle while he was delivering on a street in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The boy told the victim, “I’m going to shoot you” before firing the airgun, leaving the victim with a lump on his forehead. The postal worker was able to retreat to his van and call the police, but the boy was not arrested since he was below the age of criminal responsibility.

Most victims are animals:

Droitwich Standard , 30 March 2012 :

A cat was shot and killed with an airgun in Droitwich, Worcestershire. A pellet was reportedly lodged in her stomach for a day before she collapsed and died.

Your L o c al  Guardian,  11 November 2013 :

Three boys aged 10 and 11 have been handed a Youth Conditional Caution and been ordered to work at an animal shelter or charity, receive education on the dangers of firearms, and attend sessions on the consequences of crime for using an air weapon to shoot 64 doves in a dovecote in Bookham, Surrey. They killed 50 of the birds, injured nine others so severely that they later died and left only five alive. The founder of the Wildlife Aid Foundation, which treated the doves, said, “I think the kids or parents should be made to pay… The parents are at fault and nothing much is going to happen to them. They let the kids go out with the gun.”

Saddists, violent idiots and children can misuse airguns. In 2013, Russell Fairchild was  jailed for three years after shooting his friend 24-year-old Christopher Humpreys in the head with an air rifle.

So. Mr Barnes has a point that being shot by ain airgun pellet can be fatal. Although we can find no record of death caused by a pellet hitting an adult victim’s chest.

The Sun adds:

Evans and pal Clayton McDonald cleared in the rape trial had been lodging at Andrew’s parents’ home in Stretford, Gtr Manchester…

Andrew launched legal action shortly afterwards. He also told cops, who quizzed Evans and McDonald but brought no charges.

So. Evans was not arrested. And this incident seems to have happened a long time ago.

McDonald was a trainee at Machester City from 01 Jul, 08 to 01 Aug. Ched Evans was a Manchester City player from 10.01 Jul, 07 to 24 Jul, 09. It’s fair to assume this incident happened five or six years ago, when Evans was 19 or 20.

And know that:

Andrew agreed a £10,000 payout from him [Evans] for injuries and legal costs.

Evans is a lowlife, a convicted rapist, but dragging up old incidents does nothing for the woman he raped.

The question, of course, is not what Evans is like or if his morals are sound, but if he should play

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