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!”