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FA Consider Rule Change After Ched Evans Controversy

Governing body currently powerless to intervene in convicted rapists future.

The Football Association are said to be considering a revision of their rules after admitting that they are powerless to do anything in the ongoing debate surrounding convicted rapist Ched Evans, the BBC reports.

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The 26-year-old was released from prison back in October after serving half of a five-year sentence for being found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel back in 2011.

Upon his release he has continuously protested his innocence in the search for a new club to continue his career.

However, former club Sheffield United retracted an offer to let the striker train with them, while a deal to join Oldham collapsed earlier this week after a heavy wave of fans and sponsor backlash.

FA chairman Greg Dyke told BBC Sport that “future guidelines or codes of conduct” could be introduced.

The news comes after PFA head Gordon Taylor was forced to apologise for comments he made comparing the trial to the Hillsborough disaster of 1989.

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