PFA chief says sorry for poor choice of words.
Gordon Taylor has apologised for comments he made in which he appeared to compared the Ched Evans case with the Hillsborough disaster, the BBC reports.
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Taylor had likened Evans’s insistence he is not guilty of rape to the Hillsborough case, when fans were at first blamed for the 1989 disaster where 96 supporters lost their lives.
“The last thing I intended to do was to upset anybody connected to the Hillsborough case,” the Professional Footballers’ Association chief said.
“I’ve long been a supporter of them [the Hillsborough families] so if that’s the impression they got, it’s a totally wrong one and I’m very sorry for that.
“I was intending to show it as a campaign to prove the reality of what happened and how determined they had been and how much I admire them.
“I know the people involved and I will be very happy to ring them and let them know that.”
Taylor has insisted that he has no plans to step down from the post he has held for the past 30 years.