Sheffield United co-chairman Jim Phipps is "angry and upset" after the club had to withdraw their offer to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans train with the club.
Evans had been invited to use the South Yorkshire club's facilities and get fit after being released from prison, but now won't be permitted to do so.
The Blades were put under pressure to not allow Evans to re-join the club, including Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill saying she were want her name removed from the stand named after if they were to re-employ the striker.
"I'm angry that we are not able to get a chance to do for this footballer what should be done," he said.
"I'm upset that we are not able to do what we wanted to do, but I acknowledge that my view is not the only view.
"My principles and the board's principles are not the only thing that matter."
Steve Bruce has disclosed he was one of the Premier League managers who contacted Oldham to give his support over signing Ched Evans
Convicted rapist Ched Evans has said "mob rule tactics" prevented him joining Oldham Athletic after the club pulled out of the move.
Oldham chief executive Neil Joy says the club had to pull out of a deal to sign rapist Ched Evans due to the potential financial impact.