Oldham to pull the plug on Ched Evans deal

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The Ched Evans saga continues.

It appears that League One side Oldham Athletic could rescind their interest in former Sheffield United striker, Ched Evans after a 20,000 man petition insisting the club don’t sign him.

Evans, 26, was convicted of rape and sentenced to prison; since his release, Evans has been sacked from Sheffield United and is seeking a new club. A host of teams have distanced themselves from the transfer, but Oldham looked to have agreed a deal with the Welshman. However, it seems the Latics are set to make a U-turn in their decision.

Many have stated their arguments to the saga, football writer, Henry Winter has added his thoughts via Twitter – “Ched Evans has shown no contrition for his crime. Oldham Athletic fans & sponsors quite right in trying to make club avoid a toxic decision.”

Meanwhile, Labour leader, Ed Milliband has said, “He hasn’t shown remorse and I wouldn’t take him on.”

Meanwhile, Verlin Rainwater Solutions, which sponsors Oldham’s main stand, has announced that it will end its association with the club if Evans signs.

Oldham are due to hold a board meeting on Monday morning and an announcement will be made by Tuesday afternoon. In November, Oldham chairman Simon Corney told BBC Sport that he felt people should be given a “second chance”.

It’s a moral dilemma that needs to be sorted. Will Oldham pull the plug on this Ched Evans deal?

By Oliver Baines | January 5th, 2015