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Ched Evans Campaigner Reveals 'Vicious' Abuse

Posted 17/10/2014

A woman who started a petition to stop footballer Ched Evans from playing again after his rape conviction has told Sky News of the "vicious" online abuse she has suffered.

Evans has again protested his innocence after leaving prison, having served half his sentence for raping a 19-year-old girl.

His former club, Sheffield United, have not yet said whether he will play for them again.

But more than 150,000 people have signed the petition launched by the woman, who uses the pseudonym Jean Hatchet.

She said some of the abuse she had received from Twitter users implied that they hoped she would be raped.

"It's been pretty brutal over the last couple of days, I think, because people were anticipating the release, and people blame me, bizarrely, for jeopardising the football club's chances in the league," she said.

"One man called for me to be put in an acid bath.

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