Ched Evans, contrition and challenging sexism

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Our Director Richard Garside was quoted in a comment piece on the BBC News Magazine website about Ched Evans. The article considers the implications of Evans' lack of remorse for his rape conviction.

Richard says:

'He was found guilty and a prison sentence was his punishment, not unemployment. That was not part of his sentence and nor should it be.'

He argues that it is more important to tackle the wider sexist attitudes that shaped Evans' behaviour than to focus on one individual case.

You can read a statement outlining Richard's view here. Richard also discussed the issue on The Big Questions which you can view on BBCiplayer.

Update 08/01/15, 14:30: The BBC website is carrying details of an apology issued by Ched Evans. In his statement Mr Evans also says that those who have been hounding the victim are 'not my supporters and I condemn their actions entirely'.