Child sex abuse in football survivor says SFA are palming him off to English FA

The Daily Record

September 22, 2019

By Gordon Blackstock

The Scot claims he has been ignored by Hampden chiefs after becoming a victim while travelling to trials in ­England as a schoolboy.

A victim of sexual abuse in football has ­criticised the SFA for “failing” survivors who are being helped by the English FA instead.

The Scot, whose evidence has been heard at both the Scottish and English child abuse inquiries, says he was a victim while playing schoolboy football in ­England in the late 60s.

For the past two years, the Renfrewshire-based 63-year-old has received medical treatments, paid for by the English FA.

He claims he has been snubbed by the Scottish football authorities.

The £4000-a-year care package is ending, with the survivor asking the SFA to pay for it instead.

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