"By signing this petition you believe either Ched is innocent or deserves another chance, no way by signing the petition are you condoning rape."
it makes for interesting reading, not least because of some of the awful comments made by the signatories. Below are a few examples but first here is some information:
The word Innocent is used 235 times. Bearing in mind that this case went to trial where a jury found him Guilty and subsequently his leave to appeal was thrown out.
The phrase 'second Chance' is used 64 times.
75 people think there was a miscarriage of justice.
You can sign the petition asking SUFC not to re-sign him here.
This one is from Ched Evans' girlfriend's father who is bankrolling his attempts to clear his name:
It was just a silly mistake:
Only if we are all rapists?
Here are a series of lovely victim blaming reasons why he should play for Sheffield United:
Yeah, because going to a bedroom means you lose the right to make a choice about who has sex with you.
Yeah, how can men help themselves with all these women out there who just don't respect themselves enough to stay indoors?
Then there are the 'This is just what men do' brigade:
As someone on my Twitter feed pointed out, wouldn't we all feel a heck of a lot safer if all these men who think this is normal were behind bars? Sadly most rapists don't end up in jail.
She did it for money:
No, I'm not sure I understand either.
She did it because she lost her bag:
He's just too good at kicking a ball to lose:
I just don't care:
It's all the fault of those feminists:
It wasn't really Rape AKA 'for the love of god think about the real rape victims':
Don't you know who the real victim is?:
Let's just be grateful this person no longer works for the CPS:
Lastly - the people who got it slightly wrong:
Erm, yes. If they were trying to make a point it's unfortunate that they would have had to sign the petition to do so