FA sets up review into child sex abuse in football after Barry Bennell claims

27 November 2016 10:27
• Governing body will investigate what information clubs were aware of at time• FA will also investigate what it knew at time of alleged offencesThe Football Association has set up an internal review into what clubs knew about Barry Bennell and allegations of child sexual abuse in football. The governing body will also investigate what information it was aware of at the time of the alleged offences.Four players have so far made public allegations against the former Crewe Alexandra youth coach Bennell, who was also involved with Manchester City and Stoke, including Andy Woodward, whose account in The Guardian has prompted a string of other footballers to come forward with claims. The chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association, Gordon Taylor, has said that 20 players have come forward but have not made their cases public. Related: When I started talking to Barry Bennell’s victims, I had no idea how deep abuse ran in football Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian