PFA chief Gordon Taylor compares Ched Evans plight to that of the Hillsborough families
Talk about digging a hole for yourself
Gordon Taylor, chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association, has compared the plight of Ched Evans to that of the families of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.
Speaking to BBC 5Live Taylor said that, just as was the case with the Hillsborough disaster 1989 in which 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death, time may prove that Evans was in the right as an appeal for his rape conviction is still pending.
'He wouldn’t be the first person or persons to be found guilty and maintain their innocent and then been proven right,' Taylor said.
'If we’re talking about things in football we know what happened, what was alleged to have happened at Hillsborough and it’s now unravelling and we’re finding it was very different to how it was portrayed at the time, indeed by the police at the time.'
Gordon Taylor of the PFA has just likened the Ched Evans case to Hillsborough. Oh my.
— Ciaran Jenkins (@C4Ciaran) January 8, 2015
Taylor's comparison came hours Oldham pulled out of a controversial deal for Evans amid rumours that relatives of staff members had been threatened with physical assault should the move go ahead.
Oldham's decision to pull out of the Ched Evans deal has much to do with threat of rape against a relative of a staff member at the club
— Ben Smith (@BSmith) January 8, 2015
Evans then released a statement apologising for the 'effects that night in Rhyl has had on many people, not least the woman concerned' though he maintained his innocence and blamed 'mob rule' for bringing a halt to his move to Oldham.
H/T to BBC 5Live