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Oldham Athletic loses sponsor due to imminent signing of Ched Evans

One of Oldham Athletic’s sponsors has terminated its sponsorship of the football club amid the imminent signing of convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Verlin Rainwater Solutions said that its continued support would be sending the wrong message.

The Manchester-based company released a statement today.

A director of Verlin Rainwater Solutions, Craig Verlin, said: “After receiving the news regarding the imminent signing of Ched Evans it is with great regret that Verlin Rainwater Solutions will no longer be associated with Oldham Athletic.

“We would like to take this opportunity to make clear that we feel that Mr Evans should be able to lead a life without further punishment after serving his sentence, although our feelings remain the same that this should not be within the public domain where his previous behaviour may influence the next generation.

“We sincerely wish the club a very successful future and have no regrets about being associated with Oldham Athletic over the past few seasons, but feel our continued support would be sending out the wrong message.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Sophia Taha .

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