In the Media

Ched Evans: Without the rule of law, we will all be losers

PUBLISHED January 12, 2015

There are some controversies you instinctively dodge. For me, one was Chedwyn Evans's proposed return to football. I do not follow football and had no idea how high a status this now-convicted rapist might hold. Neither of my own children were footie fans; the only comparison I did have was of spending endless 1993 school runs explaining stuff to Michael Jackson fans during the child-molesting allegations: the presumption of innocence, the nature of evidence, and whether financial deals were ethical. So I sympathise with parents of ardent young Sheffield United fans as they talked about Evans and what comes next.

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