I am a Sheffield United supporter and NOT a supporter of Ched Evans and his loathsome behaviour.
Some of the views above need answering.
British justice is not infallible. It took Timothy Evans 16 years; two appeals and a judicial enquiry all found he did it. He didn't but he couldn't complain because we hung him,
The Birmingham 6 had the longest appeal in UK history - and it found the verdict sending them to jail for a long time was safe. It wasn't.
Evans is not showing any remorse for his crime because he believes he didn't do it. He has apologised for his loathsome behaviour. If loathsome behaviour was an indictable crime there would be a lot more people in prison. I include the current England football captain.
Having said all that - there is doubt in this case.
Two points - first the woman never complained of rape. She went to the police station the following evening to complain that her drink had been spiked and ti see if her handbag had been handed in.
Secondly if she was too drunk to consent - how come she was too drunk to consent to one and not the other.
To me that throws some doubt in this case and the fact that it is being fast tracked by the CCRC is evidence of that.
REPEAT I believe his crime was loathsome and I am not defencing him.
To be honest there has been a lot of crap talked about this case.
If you still wish to comment may I suggest you read
first. I am not asking you to change your opinion. But I do ask you to see if you feel there might be a bit of doubt.