Campaign group speaks out over possibility Pools could sign convicted rapist Ched Evans

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A CAMPAIGN group has spoken out over the possibility convicted rapist Ched Evans could join Hartlepool United.

The Football League’s bottom club are facing a backlash after manager Ronnie Moore announced he would like to sign Evans.

Moore, who is just days into his new role, confirmed he could look to bring in the 25-year-old.

Evans was released in October after serving half of a five-year sentence for the rape a woman in a hotel room in 2011.

Campaign group End Violence Against Women Coalition has now its say.

Sarah Green, a spokeswoman for the coalition, said: “Ched Evans is an unrepentant convicted rapist.

“Any club who sign him need to think hard about the message they are sending to their fans, to the local community and to all football supporters in allowing him to rejoin the beautiful game.”

The former Sheffield United and Wales striker had an offer to train with his former club retracted last month following strong local opposition to the proposal.

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