Comment on Ched Evans

Date: 
Monday, 05 January, 2015

Commenting on the ongoing controversy surrounding the future of footballer Ched Evans, Richard Garside, the Centre's director, said:

'I have been shocked and appalled by the vile and hateful sexism stirred up by this case. It has no place in football, or in British society more generally. It must be challenged consistently and systematically rooted out.

'Ched Evans' victim deserves our full and complete support. She has been through a terrible ordeal, one that continues to this day. Those who are hounding her need to be dealt with promptly and decisively.

'Ched Evans’ offence was horrible. His lack of contrition is awful. His punishment was prison, not unemployment. We don’t solve the massive problem of male violence and sexual abuse by focusing on the future of one, high-profile individual.'