Football player online dating scandal
Also users incensed by his action began changing their profiles with his image and created fake accounts using the names of other Premier League footballers.One joke doing the rounds was ‘(name of player) is suing Twitter, I can’t Imogen why’.But those offences, involving boys aged nine to 14, may only be the tip of the iceberg"Another 22 offences against an unknown number of victims had been left on file because the Crown Prosecution Service decided it was better not to put boys of that age through the trauma of a trial," writes Daniel Taylor of The Guardian, the journalist whose interview with former Crewe player Andy Woodward brought the scandal to light two weeks ago."Bennell had worked in Crewe's youth system for years and Detective Chief Inspector Peter Duffy, who led the investigation, had already been quoted by the same newspaper saying he was convinced there were other victims who had never come forward."After serving his sentence, Bennell, now known as Richard Jones, moved to Milton Keynes.However, he received a further sentence of two years after pleading guilty to sexually abusing another boy at a camp in Macclesfield in 1980.The convicted paedophile, who had been living in Milton Keynes under the assumed name Richard Jones, was staying in the Novotel in Stevenage since "Thames Valley Police moved Bennell from his bungalow last Thursday after neighbours complained to the local council and demanded he was evicted", reports the paper."Four police forces are already investigating complaints going back decades and an NSPCC hotline set up for former players has received more than 100 calls.Bennell is believed to be one of at least three coaches under investigation."But what do we know about the man at the centre of the scandal?
Makes ya wonder how good Tonya coulda been if she trained to be a fighter instead of a skater ...He obtained an order preventing The Sun newspaper from revealing his name last month and has now launched proceedings against Twitter and ‘persons unknown’ after users claimed to have identified a number of individuals said to have taken out gagging orders.But the legal bid led to one player’s name being mentioned on Twitter at a rate of up to 16 times a minute.He "started coaching juniors in 1970, when he was 16, almost 25 years before he was finally locked up, and the really frightening thing here is that it is virtually impossible to calculate how many boys he had access to in that time", says Taylor. How many are holding back because of their own circumstances?And how many were lucky enough not to have experienced that side of him?