Am I blind? Are we already talking about this somewhere? No doubt @Mysty will be along on a minute to link me to 5 threads!
Anyway, I just wanted to chuck my thoughts in on this. There’s obviously still a lot to come out about what happened especially in the 70s and 80s, and it goes to show that child abuse is or has been more deeply rooted in our society far more than anyone has wanted to know or admit.
I think this scandal will be hugely damaging to the sport - not just in this country either because I doubt this is only a British problem. But the damage to the sport is not what’s important, what’s important is that this, along with the Savile case, shatters any protection that abusers are or have been afforded by establishments in the past.
Time to bring the wall of silence down.