Clayton McDonald's legal team said in a statement published on Port Vale FC's website:
Clayton McDonald has maintained his innocence from the start and is relieved at his verdict.
However, he is very upset and disappointed regarding the verdict given to his lifelong friend, Ched Evans, whom he will continue to support in any way possible.
Clayton would like to thank his family, friends, the staff and fans of Port Vale Football Club and his legal team for their continued support.
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