by Arthur Foxake
Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans was charged with rape, convicted and served his time. Now certain elements of society, the left wing, feminist screechers, the mentally castrated metrosexual males of the public sector, academia and the media leading them, want to deny him a chance to return to the game he played at professional level, yet when we look at the details of his crime, while Evans clearly acted like the lowlife spawn of a pox whore's scab lice, whether what he did was truly rape begins to look very debatable. Does he therefore deserve the witch hunt treatment to which he is being subjected. Let's put the screeching hysteria of the left wing lynch mob aside and look at the facts as established in the trial and conviction of Ched Evans.
The problem now you see is the facts have been swamped by the screeching of the hate mob. Several lower league football clubs have already been subjected to such intense media bullying that had pulled out of negotiations aimed at giving Evans a route back into the game that was his livelihood. Another club, Oldham Athletic is now getting the same treatment, an online petition with a claimed 20,000 signatures has been presented to club officials and several sponsors fearing a backlash have threatened to pull out if Convicted Rapist Ched Evans (the media have changed the footballer's name for him) is signed as a player by Oldham.
The first thing we should ask before proceeding to the actual rape is how many of those 20,000 signatures belong to genuine Oldham Athletic supporters. Very few, we suspect, if fact we would be willing to bet most have come from people who live in the London area and have very little interest in football. The people campaigning to prevent Convicted Rapist Ched Evans returning to the game are probably made up mostly of angry female Social Justice Warriors who are more likely to shave their chins than their legs like football about as much as they like UKIP, or metaphorically castrated male Social Justice Warriors.
These limp wristed fellows may have played football as boys but now, because they like shagging hairy legged, stubbly chinned plug ugly women, see it as a misogynistic, racist, disablist politically incorrect pastime played by Convicted Rapists, knuckle dragging thugs and wonderfully talented but unreconstructed African immigrants, watched by knuckle dragging, ignorant, working class thugs and a few women who only go to matches to
So that is a little background. Now we can move to the actual crime.
“Convicted Rapist” is the tag given to Ched Evans to suggest he was guilty of the very worst kind of sexual assault, the violent rape of a total stranger, perhaps even an under age girl. The facts paint a very different picture:
A few people in the media have been brave enough to risk the wrath of the screechers by actually referring to the facts (as recorded in court transcripts of the trial) Daily Telegraph columnist Allison Pearson (not a writer noted for support of the ISIS, The Taliban or other anti - feminist organisations. Pearson researched the case in forensic detail from the initial complaint to the trial and conviction. Here is an extract from her article:
Sensitive readers should look away now. Footballer Clayton McDonald, a friend of Ched Evans, picked up a 19-year-old girl who was drunk at 4am, and went back to a hotel room with her. McDonald texted Evans: “I’ve got a bird.” McDonald and the girl then had sex. Evans turned up, and the court was told that the girl asked him to perform oral sex on her, which he did. Evans then had sex with the girl, whom he claimed was enjoying herself. A hotel porter said there was no sound of distress or cause for alarm. A few of the footballers’ charming mates showed up and filmed through a window. The next morning, Evans departed via an emergency exit. The 19-year-old awoke to find she was naked, with, she says, no memory of what had happened to her. That evening, she reported McDonald and Evans to the police.
If you think that is despicable behaviour on the part of Evans and his friend (who was not charged) I'd agree. The behaviour was appalling even to me, a man who had, according to serious studies, more that his share of casual sexual encounters when young. Sexual assault? Maybe, but it rather depends on your definition of 'capable of giving consent'. In another report the hotel night porter said the girl was very drunk and did not appear to know what she was doing on arriving. That is his personal opinion and probably a very sensible one. My point is a hotel porter is no more qualified than I or Evans to know if the girl was capable of giving consent, because there is no suggestion anywhere that she was screaming "HELP! RAPE!" as loudly as she could while any of the alleged acts were going on.
Personally, I’d hope, and experience suggests it is not a vain hope, that the 23 year old me would have thought in similar circumstances, "Hey, this isn't right, the girl's off her head." What I know for sure is that if one of my mates had phoned and said, "I'm in a hotel with a girl, d'you fancy coming round and we can give her a spit roasting," (look it up, the word plus 'sexual slang') call me old fashioned if you like possums, but I would not have been interested. More to do with my self respect or ego than anything else, in the same way as I could never have got my ego round the idea of paying a prostitute for sex.
But then forty something years later, after four decades of the amoral, anything goes morality advocated by the 'progressive left' in the past, attitudes have changed. And footballers are no longer likely lads with baggy shorts and brylcreemed hair who played for the local team in the town where they had been born and where their family lived.
The killer detail for me is about the girl having no memory of what happened to her? So what evidence was there she was incapable of giving consent, having gone to a hotel room with a man she had met only a few minutes before.
Going back to Allison Pearson's article, she writes that on being asked, asked the girls in her local beauty salon weren't nearly so convinced as all the leftie screechers screaming for Evans’s to be crucified.
“Sounds to me like she woke up, realised she’d been dogging, felt really embarrassed about herself and called the police,” Hayley, aged 22 told Pearson. My wife, daughter and daughter - in - law agreed. Another commenter on the case said that lots of girls from her school went to posh London clubs to try and bag themselves the ultimate prize: a footballer, and would go to any lengths, even agreeing to a gang bang (footballers are fond of such group action, one sport psychiatrist has described it as sharing an erotic experience with team mates without compromising their macho credentials - I was never into team sports, all that bonhomie in the showers always seemed suspect to me).
Let's be honest, Ched Evans’s persecutors are not interested in facts or real justice mitigating circumstances, nor in points of moral principle. They just want a new target for their hatred of the working classes. A question that is bothering me however is: "Where was the moral outrage from the screechers when the Jay Report into systematic abuse of under age girls in the local authority care system by Pakistani men was published? One girl victim of the gangs had her tongue nailed to a table as a warning not to tell anyone that she had been gang-banged and yet the screeching sisters seemed to go into collective denial, launching hate attacks on anyone who tried to raise the question of why the police, officials and the local council did not act. Apparently demanding justice for white working class people is racism in the warped minds of these politically correct lunatics.
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