The head of the Professional Footballers' Association, Gordon Taylor, has sparked fresh controversy in the Ched Evans case by comparing the footballer's situation with the families of those who died at Hillsborough.
"He would not be the first person or persons to have been found guilty and maintained their innocence and then been proved right," Mr Taylor said.
"If we are talking about things in football, we know what happened - what was alleged to have happened at Hillsborough - and it's now unravelling and we are finding it was very different to how it was portrayed at the time - indeed by the police at the time."
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.