PLAYERS GETTING NICE AND BRIGHT
BRIGHTON have begun training their young male and female players about the law and ethics surrounding sexual consent as part of a project dubbed ‘Protect, Inform, Prevent’.
Players are required to take part in confidential question and answer sessions about their previous encounters with a former police detective and a psychotherapist.
Striker Chike Kandi, 19, who signed a two-year development contract with Brighton in October, said: “They narrowed that grey area between consent and not consent.
“They narrowed it down to one moment, or one point, in an interaction when you can definitely ask the question and if the answer is ‘yes’ it’s okay, and if the answer is ‘no’, you back off.”
Former Sheffield United striker Ched Evans was convicted of rape in 2012, but still maintains his innocence.
Oldham attempted to sign the 26-year-old following his release from prison, but a nationwide backlash saw them pull the plug on the deal.
In 2013 four Brighton players were found not guilty of sexual assault and voyeurism charges at the Old Bailey after a 19-year-old woman claimed to have been assaulted at a hotel in the town two years previously.
LEARNING: Chike Kandi