Former Newcastle Player Tells Police He Was Abused

Wayne Rooney is unhappy with his treatment by the media in recent weeks

A dedicated NSPCC helpline was set up on Thursday with the support of the Football Association, English football's governing body, and received more than 50 calls by 10am.

Praising those who have spoken out, Rooney said: "It's terrible that some of my colleagues have suffered this way while playing the sport that I and they love".

Ex-England and Manchester City players David White and Paul Stewart and former Crewe Alexandra player Steve Walters have also spoken out about being sexually abused by football coaches as children.

Eleven players have come forward amid fears there could be hundreds of victims dating back to the 80s.

"Andy has been really courageous to come forward and I would encourage anyone who has or is suffering from abuse to call the NSPCC's new football helpline".

"As this week's revelations have shown, people must be able to speak out and get the help they need and we know that can often be more hard for men and boys".

"These have included allegations made against more than one individual". "We are working closely with, and supporting the victim and enquiries are ongoing".

He was sent to prison most recently in 2015 for two years for a past sexual offense against a 12-year-old boy.

On Friday, two more men spoke about the abuse they suffered at the hands of Bennell while playing for youth teams in the North West. "This momentum WILL save people", Woodward wrote.

The storm centres around ex-Crewe coach Barry Bennell who molested and raped youngsters from 1978 to 1992.

He revealed the coach attempted to touch him while he was in bed, and said that Bennell began mind games with him after he told him to "get off", eventually driving him out of the game.


"But I do know they are out there".

Mr Woodward said: "I know that there are more out there, and there is more high-profile people that are sat there thinking, 'Can I or can't?'"

Manchester City has launched its own investigation into Barry Bennell, who worked at the club during the 1980s.

"I didn't even ask him because it's not important for me and I'm 100 per cent sure the media doesn't know what really happened".

"That is appalling", Greg Clarke, the FA chairman, told reporters at Wembley Stadium on Thursday.

According to the FA, 55,000 criminal records checks are carried out across the game each season, to screen out anyone who seeks to work in football who may pose a risk of harm. I had other sports to pursue.

"Football locker rooms and clubs are traditionally very masculine and male environments".

The NSPCC, Scottish FA and PFA Scotland are now urging players and others involved in football from grassroots to the professional game to speak up using the NSPCC football hotline.

Cheshire Police have confirmed they are speaking to 11 alleged victims since Woodwood first went public with the allegations on November 16.

The report of the Football Association means that Rooney would be clear to continue in the English set-up, although his automatic starting place is under threat.

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