Taylor apologises to Hillsborough families

Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive, Gordon Taylor has apologised to the Hillsborough families for appearing to compare their campaign for justice to the Ched Evans case.

PFA Chief Executive, Gordon Taylor stated: "I would like to apologise unreservedly for linking the Hillsborough case with the situation involving Ched Evans."

"The last thing I intended to do was to upset anybody connected to the Hillsborough tragedy, I can only apologise.”

Taylor said he had "long been a supporter" of the Hillsborough families, adding: "I know the people involved and I will be very happy to ring them and let them know that.

“The point I was making was not to embarrass or upset anybody at all among the Liverpool supporters.”