Ennis-Hill protests over Evans

Olympic champion and Sheffield United fan Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced that she would want her name removed from a stand at Bramall Lane if the club were to re-sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Ennis-Hill protests over Evans

Olympic champion and Sheffield United fan Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced that she would want her name removed from a stand at Bramall Lane if the club were to re-sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.

The 25-year-old’s former club revealed this week they would allow the ex-Wales international to train with them after serving half of a five-year prison sentence.

The controversial decision has attracted fierce criticism in the media and from the general public, while club sponsors also appear unhappy with the move.

It remains unclear if the former Manchester City man will sign a new deal with the south Yorkshire club but Ennis-Hill, who took gold for Great Britain on the night dubbed ’Super Saturday’ at the London 2012 Olympics, would not want to see her name emblazoned on the Bramall Lane Stand which was renamed in honour of her achievements if Evans were to re-sign.

“Jessica Ennis-Hill, Olympic Heptathlon Champion, has communicated to Sheffield United that she would want her name removed from the Bramall Lane stand, which was re-named after her Olympic success in 2012, should Ched Evans be offered a contract to play for the club,” a statement from the heptathlete read.

More in this section

Sport
Newsletter

Latest news from the world of sport, along with the best in opinion from our outstanding team of sports writers

Sign up
IE_logo_newsletters

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox