FA to question Dario Gradi over claims he ‘smoothed over’ sex abuse at Chelsea

06 December 2016 09:00
• Gradi said to have told victim the abuser ‘overstepped mark in fondness’• Former Chelsea assistant, now at Crewe Alexandra, has denied wrongdoingDario Gradi is to be quizzed by a team of investigators working on behalf of the Football Association after claims that he visited the parents of a Chelsea youth-team player to “smooth over” a complaint of sexual assault against Eddie Heath, the chief scout who has been identified as a repeat offender in the 1970s.Gradi, currently the director of football at Crewe Alexandra after more than 30 years in senior roles with the club, will be asked for his version of events after being identified as the man Chelsea sent to deal with a complaint that Heath had indecently assaulted the boy, then 15. Related: FA appoints Clive Sheldon QC to lead sex abuse scandal review Related: Gary Johnson says Chelsea paid him £50,000 for silence about abuse Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian