Friday’s Star: What should Sheffield United do about Ched Evans?

Ched Evans after scoring for Sheffield United
Ched Evans after scoring for Sheffield United
Have your say

In Friday’s Star high-profile figures from across the city and in football have their say on whether disgraced footballer Ched Evans should be re-signed by Sheffield United.

The 25-year-old was signed with the Blades when he raped a teenager in a hotel bedroom in Rhyl, North Wales, in 2011.

He admitted having sex with the 19-year-old behind his girlfriend’s back, but was convicted of rape on the basis his victim had been too drunk to consent. Evans was jailed for five years – but is due to be released from his cell in Wymott Prison in Preston on Friday.

Supporters and family say he is keen to resume his career with the Blades.

Former Sports Minister Richard Caborn, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, former Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock, former Rotherham United boss Ronnie Moore, athletics coach Toni Minichiello, Sheffield councillor Jack Scott, ex Blades star turner boxer Curtis Woodhouse and manager of Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre Meera Kulkarni all give their views on what they think United should do.