Earlier today Ched Evans attended Crown Court to hear the verdict of his retrial for allegedly raping a 19-year-old waitress in a hotel room following a night out with teammates.
The former Welsh international had spent two and a half years in prison, however the appeal court quashed the original conviction following a successful campaign run by family and friends of the forward.
Evans, attending Cardiff Crown Court returned to professional football earlier this year and kept his head down as a unanimous verdict was made.
The professional footballer who previously played for sides such as, Man City and Sheffield United will now look to get his career back on track with League One side, Chesterfield.
Sheffield United fan, Louis Hobbs commented on Evans’ verdict saying, “It’s heartbreaking now knowing that we lost Ched’s services four years ago to what we now know are false allegations.
“I am happy that Ched has now got his name cleared, meaning he can continue on with his footballing career, which he deserves to do so.”
Footballer, Joey Barton took to Twitter to comment on his fellow professional’s case saying, “Ched Evans found not guilty but how does he get his reputation and his career back? Shambles.”