Since reports of child sex abuse in football were made public, more and more victims are coming forward. So far, over 300 ex-footballers have come forward, reporting traumatic incidents taking place during their younger years.
On 16th November, Andy Woodward waived his right to anonymity to speak out about the incidents. Since then, several other former players have done the same. Woodward revealed how his encounter ‘wrecked his life’ and spoke about his later struggles with depression and anxiety.
Since the scandal was revealed, at least 83 potential suspects have been identified and, in London alone, more than 100 allegations have been made. As a result of this, helplines and support organisations have been set up to help those affected – the