Crewe fans’ forum a chance to put chairman on spot over Barry Bennell

24 February 2018 09:31
Monday night’s event is called ‘Let’s Talk About Football’ but some Crewe fans will demand answers from the chairman, John Bowler, no matter whatThey are holding a fans’ forum at Crewe Alexandra on Monday. The title is “Let’s Talk About Football” and that’s very clever if, presumably, it means that anyone who is impertinent enough to ask about the issues that have made the club international news can be shushed down by the people at the top table.A similar event was held in December 2016 and the chairman, John Bowler, began that one by making it clear it was a football-only discussion. No awkward questions, thank you very much. No googlies thrown in. And no surprise, to be honest, if we go back to Barry Bennell’s first convictions in England, in June 1998, and the following day’s coverage in the Crewe Chronicle about his nine-year sentence. Crewe’s reaction was contained in a single paragraph at the bottom of the page. “The Chronicle asked Crewe Alexandra to comment but were told that the chairman, John Bowler, was unavailable.” And that, in a nutshell, is what we are dealing with here, sadly. Related: Barry Bennell branded ‘sheer evil’ as he is sentenced to 30 years Related: Barry Bennell: dozens of alleged victims may be denied justice Related: Manchester City ‘ignored warnings’ and kept Barry Bennell in youth set-up Related: The Guardian view on Barry Bennell: a chapter, not the whole story | Editorial Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian