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Biggest sports scandals of all time

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 2 of 32: In November, 2016, former Crewe Alexandra defender Andy Woodward (pictured) revealed in an interview that he had been sexually abused by former coach Barry Bennell at the club in the 1980s. The shocking claim triggered a series of admission from ex-footballers, who went on record claiming being abused at various clubs. Soon, former Chelsea forward Gary Johnson alleged he was sexually assaulted hundreds of times by chief scout Eddie Heath while he was in the youth side, and was paid £50,000 for not to go public with allegations. By the end of June 2017, the number of affected clubs had grown to 328, with 276 identified suspects, 741 alleged victims and 1,886 incidents.

UK soccer sexual abuse scandal

In November 2016, former Crewe Alexandra defender Andy Woodward (pictured) revealed in an interview that he had been sexually abused by former coach Barry Bennell at the club in the 1980s. The shocking claim triggered a series of admission from ex-soccer players, who went on record claiming abuse at various clubs. Soon, former Chelsea forward Gary Johnson alleged he was sexually assaulted hundreds of times by chief scout Eddie Heath while he was in the youth side, and was paid £50,000 to not to go public with allegations. By the end of June 2017, the number of affected clubs had grown to 328, with 276 identified suspects, 741 alleged victims and 1,886 incidents.

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