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Kieron Dyer: Strangers commend him for revealing sexual abuse

Kieron Dyer made his England debut in 1999 shortly after joining Newcastle for £6m Former England midfielder Kieron Dyer says strangers have stopped him in the street to commend him for revealing he was sexually abused as a child. The ex-Newcastle player, 39, revealed the 20-year secret – which he says has “blighted his life” […]

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Manchester City name second man linked with sexual abuse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Manchester City said it is keen to speak to any survivor of or witness to sexual abuse connected with the club Manchester City has named a second man linked with the club who is alleged to have sexually abused children. John Broome, who is dead, was identified as part […]

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Hearts: Craig Levein ’embarrassed’ by Goncalves racist abuse claims

Craig Levein says he will contact Isma Goncalves to apologise on behalf of the club Craig Levein feels “embarrassed” that Isma Goncalves did not speak to him about the alleged racist abuse he says played a role in his Hearts departure. The 26-year-old, who moved to Pakhtakor Tashkent in January, claimed racially motivated taunts “from […]

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Ex-football coach Barry Bennell guilty of further sex abuse

Former football coach Barry Bennell has been found guilty of seven further sex offences, bringing the total number he has been convicted of to 43. Bennell, who worked with Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra’s youth teams, has been convicted of abusing 11 boys aged eight to 15 between 1979 and 1990. Liverpool Crown Court heard […]

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Ex-football coach Barry Bennell guilty of sex abuse

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell has been found guilty of multiple sex offences against boys in the 1980s. Liverpool Crown Court heard Bennell had a “power hold” over aspiring players aged between eight and 15 and abused them on an “industrial scale”. The 64-year-old was convicted of 36 charges against 10 boys, including indecent and serious […]

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Jay Rodriguez: West Brom boss Alan Pardew ‘worried’ about striker’s alleged racial abuse charge

Rodriguez has made 25 appearances for Albion this season, scoring four goals Jay Rodriguez’s future prospects and reputation could be harmed by the charge of alleged racial abuse he faces, West Brom boss Alan Pardew says. Baggies striker Rodriguez, 28, said he was “in disbelief” after the Football Association charged him with allegedly abusing Brighton […]