Harry Redknapp says convicted rapist Ched Evans should be allowed to return to professional football.
Redknapp was speaking before the striker's proposed move to Oldham fell through, but the QPR manager thinks Evans deserves a second chance in life.
"I think it's about getting a second chance in life," the QPR manager said.
"It's very difficult, people make mistakes, dreadful mistakes in life, but people go in prison or whatever they do, whether you've murdered someone or whatever, unfortunately a lot of them come out.
"But once you've done your time you've done your time, and somewhere along the line you've got to come out and make a go of your life."
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.