The debate is split between those who assert that clubs should not take on someone who is not only a convicted rapist, but has also shown no sign of remorse, those who argue that Evans has served his time and should not be prevented from resuming his career, and the more cautious, like the Latics’ MP Debbie Abrahams, who points to Evans appealing his conviction and urges all concerned to wait and see.
Melissa Kite - the one on the right
Ms Kite must have had something strong last time she stopped by at Starbucks, then. But, as Jon Stewart might have said, two things here. One, quite apart from the hyperbolic reference to “mob rule”, it wasn’t Twitter that put the lid on Evans’ return to previous club Sheffield United - it was the deliberate and considered reaction of people like Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill. Not much of a mob there.