Scottish football

Pressure is building in Scotland on the national football organisation, the SFA, to investigate non-recent abuse. Speaking on the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland radio programme on 28 November, Gordon Smith, SFA chief executive from 2007 until 2010, said: “I think they [the SFA] just need to announce that they are doing a full investigation into it … and if there are any cases that do come up then we need to make sure that these will be dealt with, and the players who have been involved – the ones who have actually been abused – will receive help and counselling. We’ll make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

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