Eric Bristow issues statement regarding football sex abuse comments!

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Eric Bristow has released an official statement apologising for any offence caused by a series of controversial tweets he posted on Monday evening relating to the ongoing football sex abuse scandal.

The five-time world darts champion was sacked by Sky Sports after writing on social media: “Might be a looney but if some football coach was touching me when I was a kid as I got older I would have went back and sorted that poof out. Dart players tough guys footballers wimps”. However, both tweets have now been deleted.

Bristow received a fierce backlash for his comments and appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain in a heated interview with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Wednesday morning. ‘The Crafty Cockeny’ defended his comments and explained he was trying to encourage children to report abuse immediately.

However, he was confronted by Marilyn Hawes, a mother of three sexually abused children and founder of ‘Enough Abuse’ charity. Hawes said: “I find you the most deeply offensive man that’s breathed oxygen. I sat with people last night that you have harmed immeasurably and if you think that what you have said is clever, let me take you through what a bully is.” Continue reading “Eric Bristow issues statement regarding football sex abuse comments!”

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Eric Bristow sacked by Sky Sports after labelling football sex abuse victims ‘wimps’

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Eric Bristow has been sacked by Sky Sports after controversial comments he made on social media regarding the victims of football’s sex abuse scandal. The five-time world champion, who was awarded an MBE for services to sport in 1989, sparked outrage with a host of outspoken comments on his twitter account on Monday evening.

The football sex abuse scandal has rocked the world of sport over recent weeks, with a number of ex-professionals coming forward to reveal they were one of the child abuse victims of convincted paedophile Barry Bennell, who has been jailed on three occasions on child abuse charges.

Former Crewe Alexandra forward Andy Woodward waived his anonymity and revealed he was one of Bennell’s victims and since then, a further 20 footballers have come forward admitting they were abused by football coaches earlier in their career.

Police forces are investigating the claims, whilst the Football Association have also launched an internal investigation to analyse how the matters have been dealt with over the past 30 years. The victims have been praised for their courage and bravery in speaking out, although Bristow didn’t share the same sentiments. Continue reading “Eric Bristow sacked by Sky Sports after labelling football sex abuse victims ‘wimps’”

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