Vote In Our Poll - Should Rapist Be Honoured?

Last updated : 23 April 2012 By Footy Mad - Editor


The Sheffield United striker was jailed for five years on Friday for the rape of a 19-year-old girl but he was still included in the PFA team as members had already cast their votes.

Gordon Taylor: "That was a football judgement by his fellow professionals, it was not a moral judgement and in no way does the PFA condone the offence for which he was convicted.

"If he had been removed from the team it would have created more of a storm and would have been manipulating the vote.

"Votes are cast on footballing ability, obviously everyone is quite disturbed about the conviction and whether that would have changed the vote we just don't know."