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’”