Statement: Oldham Athletic pull out of Ched Evans deal over financial impact

Ched Evans is starting to look for a new club. Credit: PA

Oldham Athletic chief executive Neil Joy says the club had to pull out of a deal to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans due to the potential financial impact it would have on the club.

The striker and his representatives had been in talks with the League One club, but the media attention led to 'unbearable pressure' on those at Boundary Park.

Joy also confirmed that death threats had been made against fans, staff and sponsors connected to the club.