Ched Evans could use his ordeal to help other footballers, says journalist David Walsh

'Ched Evans would be an interesting advocate for footballer's unique position', says leading journalist

Ched Evans has been cleared of rape (Getty)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Ched Evans could draw on his own experience to explain to footballers how to respect their position, according to leading journalist David Walsh.

Last week the former Manchester City and Sheffield United footballer was found not guilty of raping a 19-year-old in a hotel room in 2011, after already serving two and a half years in prison for the alleged crime

Walsh, chief sports writer for The Sunday Times and the first to interview Evans upon his release, told Julia Hartley-Brewer that no one did well in this case, except for perhaps the lawyers.

"After speaking to Ched Evans he claims all he wanted is to take his son to the park, without having others see him as a rapist, none of it was about getting back to football," Walsh said.

Listen to the full interview above, or click here to hear Julia's explosive 'slut-shaming' clash with feminist Charlotte Proudman