Disgraced footballer Ched Evans has released a video statement after being released from prison.

The former Sheffield United footballer served 2.5 years of a five-year sentence for raping a 19-year-old woman at a hotel in Rhyl in May 2011.

In an interview with the Sunday Mirror the 25-year-old said cheating on his girlfriend Natasha Massey, who has stuck by him, was "unforgiveable".

He and his family have continued to protect his innocence since the conviction, setting up a website that refers to his victim as "the complainant" throughout.

More than 150,000 people have signed a petition urging Sheffield United not to reinstate him as a player.

This one-minute, 45-second video statement, with Massey sitting by Evans, was released on Wednesday. You can read a transcript below.

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