Sheffield United supporters sing the name of convicted rapist Ched Evans

Npower League Division One 'Sheffield United vs Tranmere Rovers ''Utd's  Ched Evans celebrates his goal
Npower League Division One 'Sheffield United vs Tranmere Rovers ''Utd's Ched Evans celebrates his goal
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Defiant Sheffield United supporters continued their vocal support of convicted rapist Ched Evans tonight by chanting his name at Bramall Lane, as the Blades faced Yeovil Town.

Evans was released last week after serving two and a half years of his five-year term for rape.

And after sections of the United support chanted his name at Bradford on Saturday, some home fans continued to show their support for the shamed striker with an isolated chant from the Kop, just after kick off - as United co-chairmen Kevin McCabe and Jim Phipps deliberate over whether to re-sign him.

And with United leading Yeovil 2-0, two more chants in support of the Welshman were heard by a group of fans on the terraces.

Songs referring to Evans ‘Coming home’ and ‘Super Chedwyn Evans’ were sung by a minority.

Evans admitted having sex with the woman in Rhyl, North Wales, but claimed it was consensual. Some Blades fans want the club to re-sign Evans saying he has served his sentence and should be rehabilitated - but more than 150,000 people have signed an online petition urging the Bramall Lane club not to welcome him back.