The chances of Ched Evans ever playing professional football again are looking extremely slim as Hartlepool United are the latest team to turn down the chances of signing the convicted rapist.
Hartlepool manager Ronnie Moore told the press after his side’s 1-1 draw with Oxford that he would consider signing the Welshman.
The club later released a statement saying that they are not considering the option of recruiting the free agent.
Earlier this month Oldham Athletic also denied that they had offered Evans the chance to train with the club. Reports had emerged that the club were willing to let him train and potentially even offer him a contract but the reports were quickly denied.
It was thought that on his release from prison, former club Sheffield United were ready to offer him a deal.
As the public caught wind of the club's exploits a petition was drawn up to stop the club signing him. The petition raced to over 150,000 signatures.
Club ambassador Charlie Webster resigned from her role at the club as she didn’t want to be associated with the convicted rapist.
Jessica Ennis then revealed in a statement she would ask to club to remove her name form the club's stand should they resign the striker.
With the uproar surrounding the player Sheffield United decided they wouldn’t be signing Evans and he would stop training with the club.
It just begs the question with such opposition from fans from clubs that are linked with Evans, will any club take the risk and sign him?