Former darts champion dropped from TV over abuse comments

Zachary BarrettNov 30, 2016

Bristow, who also has an MBE, sparked outrage by saying that those footballers who were sexually abused are "wimps" and that darts players are somehow "tough guys" and "proper men".

After the news emerged about about paedophile football coach Barry Bennell, more than 20 other footballers - including former England worldwide Paul Stewart - have bravely come forward to say that they have also suffered abuse from coaches. It followed his home being searched by Thames Valley Police following new allegations that he had abused youth footballers decades earlier.

A Sky Sports spokesperson confirmed it would not be employing Bristow.

A former champion darts player who was sacked from his job with Sky Sports for a series of slurs against gay people and sex abuse victims has lost a relationship with Newcastle United Football Club.

Bristow received widespread condemnation for his comments, but continued, adding: "Trouble is nowadays you cant tell the truth".

Steve Walters, who was Crewe's youngest ever player, broke down on live TV after revealing that he had never been to the police about Bennell's abuse and wants him arrested.

"I don't use PR people to run my social account as some do, and now appreciate my wording was wrong and offended many people when all I was doing was venting my anger at the abusers and encouraging kids to act asap".

Marilyn Hawes, founder of Enough Abuse UK, which campaigns to reduce child sexual abuse, branded Bristow a bully and described him as "the most deeply offensive man to breathe oxygen". "I'll just say ignorance is no excuse for this idiocy", Moore wrote.

He tweeted: "Disgusted with Eric Bristows remarks tonight #stoneagementality".

"You people replying don't twist what I sent out".

Bennell, who was convicted on three separate occasions for abusing youngsters, was reportedly taken to a hospital on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.

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