FILE - This is a Nov. 2, 2009 file photo of British soccer player Ched Evans. Evan's is an experienced soccer player and wants to play _ but it’s beginning to look as if public opinion in Britain may prevent forward Ched Evans from ever resuming his professional soccer career. Evans, 26, is out on probation after serving prison time for raping a 19-year-old in his hotel room in 2011. Yet public reaction to his possible return to the nation’s favorite sport is becoming more and more vehement. (AP Photo'Anna Gowthorpe/PA, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT (The Associated Press)
LONDON – A sponsor for English soccer club Oldham says the "imminent signing" of convicted rapist Ched Evans has prompted the company to end its backing.