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The Persecution of Ched Evans: slum player in Hillsborough ‘fury’

by | 9th, January 2015

Did the chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association compare the “plight” of Ched Evans, the footballer jailed for raping a woman at a north Wales hotel, to the Hillsborough disaster?

The Times says he did:


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The Times reports:

Yesterday it was announced that Evans’s move to Oldham Athletic had collapsed, and he also apologised “for the effects” of his actions, while continuing to maintain his innocence. After the announcement, Gordon Taylor caused outrage when he made the “insensitive parallel” in a Radio 5 Live interview.

Who was outraged? Did Taylor really comapre Ched Evens to one of the Hillsborough victims, the dead killed by the State and police’s treatment of a slum people watching a slum sport “? If he did, then his point should be that just as back then when football fans were viewed as a riot waiting to happen, they are now portrayed as a slack-jawed mob of fools who see footballers as “role models”.

The Mirror agrees:


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Back to the Times :

Several people took to Twitter last night calling for his resignation.

That’s what people on Twitter do; they are offended. They demand people lose their jobs and

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