Blades in U-turn over rapist Ched.
SHEFFIELD United last night decided to withdraw their offer to let former player Ched Evans train with the club due to the reaction it received.
The Blades last week controversially decided to accept the request of the Professional Footballers' Association to allow the convicted rapist, from Rhyl, to train there.
The announcement provoked public outcry, with celebrities standing down as club patrons.
The criticism has prompted the club into a rethink as they said in a statement: "Sheffield United Football Club has decided to retract the opportunity for its former player, Ched Evans, to use the club's facilities for training purposes, as was previously intended.
"The club initially accepted a request from the PFA for FA FORF Ched Evans to be able to train. The reaction to this has been at an intensity that could not have been anticipated when first announced."