'The FA didn't stop him': The long road to justice for Bob Higgins' abuse victims

23 May 2019 04:18
Cultivation of father-figure role allowed coach to get away with sexual abuse of boys for decadesHiggins guilty of 45 counts of indecent assaultBob Higgins was the star-maker, the super-coach. He worked with the likes of the former England great Alan Shearer, the Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier and the ex-Chelsea skipper Dennis Wise when they were promising juniors, hungry for success.He was admired – loved is not too strong – by the impressionable schoolboys who believed he was the gatekeeper to the world of football. They were “Bob’s boys”, hanging on his every word, following him around Pied Piper-like. Related: Football coach Bob Higgins guilty of 45 counts of indecent assault Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian