UK leader gives his thoughts on the ongoing
Prime Minister David Cameron has responded to questions over Oldham Athletic’s ongoing talks to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.
During his regular Westminster briefing Cameron was asked as to his views on the matter, to which he initially responded;
“His view hasn’t changed (from) … the time when there were reports around Sheffield United.” and added
“Ultimately, it is for employers to take decisions, but the Prime Minister does think that footballers are role models and he is sure that any potential would-be clubs and employers will weigh their decisions very carefully.”
This comes after Greater Manchester police and crime commissioner Tony Lloyd urged the side not to sign Evans, citing that Evans’ “lack of remorse” must be a factor in the club’s thinking.
The 26 year old former Welsh international, who previously played for Manchester City, was jailed in April 2012 after being convicted of raping a woman in Rhyl.
He was released from prison in October after serving half of the five-year sentence and continues to protest his innocence