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.