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Soccer chief Gordon Taylor is sorry for Evans gaffe

By PA Reporters

The head of the footballers' union has apologised after he compared Ched Evans' situation with the Hillsborough disaster.

Gordon Taylor told BBC Radio Merseyside: "The last thing I intended to do was to upset anybody connected to the Hillsborough case."

The chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association prompted a storm of controversy when, analysing the rapist's difficulty in finding a new club, he said: "He would not be the first person to have been found guilty and maintained their innocence and then been proved right.

"If we are talking about things in football, we know what was alleged to have happened at Hillsborough. And it's now unravelling."

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