• Petitioning Kevin McCabe - Chairman Of Sheffield Utd Football Club

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Kevin McCabe - Chairman Of Sheffield Utd Football Club
Prince Abdullah Bin Musa'ad Bin Abdul Aziz

Refuse to reinstate Ched Evans as a player at Sheffield United.

    1. Petition by

      Jean Hatchet

      United Kingdom

Warning: This petition contains information about sexual assault that may be upsetting to some readers.

Ched Evans was convicted of rape. It was a process of justice. To even consider reinstating him as a player at the same club is a deep insult to the woman who was raped and to all women like her who have suffered at the hands of a rapist.

For the male leaders of the club to endorse him and "welcome him back" is an absolute humiliation to all women who expect the men who commit gross acts of violence against women to pay for what they have done and part of that is relinquishing the celebrity they attained, and in this case used as a tool to facilitate the violence. The clear message to young boys and men is that you will be forgiven for this crime. Women will not be believed when they accuse you of that crime even if a court believes them.

The message given is that men who commit such atrocious crimes will suffer only a small penance whilst the women they attack suffer for the rest of their lives. 

Sheffield United Football Club must not reinforce that message. 

To:
Kevin McCabe - Chairman Of Sheffield Utd Football Club
Prince Abdullah Bin Musa'ad Bin Abdul Aziz
Refuse to reinstate Ched Evans as a player at Sheffield United.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    News

    1. Reports say Ched Evans plans to sign new contract with Sheffield United

      Jean Hatchet
      Petition Organizer

      Once again I would like to thank you for signing the petition to urge Sheffield United Football Club to reconsider signing the convicted rapist Ched Evans.

      Unfortunately the club is still not responding to the pressure of 60,000 signatures and recent media reports suggest that Ched Evans will attend the Club on a day of parole to sign a contract.

      The story was reported in the Mirror: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/convicted-rapist-footballer-ched-evans-3604122

      This is deeply offensive to his victim and to rape survivors everywhere. Men are joking on Twitter about how wonderful it will be to have him back. We need to send a clear message: if you rape a woman you will have to pay a price. A lucrative contract should not be your "reward".

      Many say he is entitled to work. I don't deny this at all. But the symbolic nature of returning to the very privileged position as a role model for young people and a representative of a City is not appropriate and sends a very damaging message about the consequences of rape.

      Please continue to share the petition.

    2. Reached 50,000 signatures

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    • Sarah Helm MONMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 minutes ago

      He's a rapist not a role model.

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    • Sarah Haughey MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 12 hours ago

      because he's a rapist not a role model.

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    • Kayleigh Park WHITEHAVEN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 1 day ago

      By worshiping Ched Evans because he is a footballer, people are allowing social status to overlook the seriousness of sexual violence.

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    • diane simei NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 1 day ago

      because this was rape, not non consensual sex and rape is a crime...he should not be a role model for anyone because of his crimes...

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    • Will Vaulks HESWALL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 1 day ago

      He should be doing all 5 years for tape not half the time

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