Cameron: Ched deal is up to club
PRIME Minister David Cameron expects that any football club considering hiring convicted rapist Ched Evans will “weigh their decisions very carefully”, Downing Street has said.
Evans’s future hangs in the balance, with Oldham Athletic still in talks on whether to sign the 26-year-old player after a mooted deal sparked protests.
The League One club’s chief executive Neil Joy said there will be no announcement for the time being, but did not rule out taking the former Sheffield United star on.
Asked whether Mr Cameron thought Evans should be given a new footballing contract, the PM’s spokesman told reporters: “His view hasn’t changed (from) ... the time when there were reports around Sheffield United.
“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 clubs and employers will weigh their decisions very carefully.”