The Professional Footballers' Association hopes convicted rapist Ched Evans will get another chance after League OneSheffield United withdrew their offer for him to use their training facilities. The 25 year old was invited to train with his former club after being released from prison in October.
But after a public outcry, the offer was retracted.
The PFA said it may "be of benefit to both parties to move on".
The players' union added: "It is not surprising given the subsequent delay in his return as the matter was debated and understandably strong opinions were aired.
"We fully understand and respect the opposing views to Ched's return to Sheffield United and, clearly, part of the issue related to him returning to the club he was previously with at the time of his imprisonment.
"With that in mind, it may ultimately be of benefit to both parties to move on and for Ched to look for a fresh start at a different club."
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