Hull City boss Steve Bruce says ex-Sheffield United striker Ched Evans ‘has got a case’
Hull City manager Steve Bruce has questioned the conviction of rapist Ched Evans.
The Tigers boss says the 26-year-old should be allowed to continue his career and said he believes he “has got a case” to have his conviction overturned.
Bruce said: “”I might be upsetting people but there is a question of the rape and how he’s been convicted by a jury.
“When you look at the evidence, it is there for appeal.
“It has divided opinion of course. When you look at the case in detail – and I don’t think most people have really, because they have just seen Ched Evans as a convicted rapist – but when you look at the case and the evidence then certainly Ched has got a case.”
Oldham Athletic yesterday pulled out of plans to sign Evans due to public outcry and alleged threats against board members and their families.
Bruce said he had offered his support to Latics chairman Simon Corney.
He revealed: “I spoke to Simon. In my mind he has looked at the case and evidence and he was of the opinion to give the kid a chance.
“I’m a big believer that if you have done your time, you’ve done your time. Everyone deserves a second chance.”