Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Six Clubs Named - but There Could Be More

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Six Clubs Named - but There Could Be More

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Newcastle United have been named as one of six clubs now embroiled in the growing child sex abuse scandal by the head of the players' union.

The Football Association has stepped up its review into historical child abuse after more than 20 former players came forward with allegations, with as many as seven clubs now connected.

On Sunday the FA instructed independent leading counsel Kate Gallafent QC to oversee its internal review, assessing "what information the FA was aware of at the relevant times, what clubs were aware of, and what action was or should have been taken".

At the same time, Professional Footballers' Association chief executive Gordon Taylor provided an update on the allegations received. Mr Taylor said: "From that time, of those who became apprentices and senior players, over 20 players have come forward."

Asked to name clubs that had been connected to allegations, Mr Taylor said: "We'd start at Crewe, go to Man City, Stoke, Blackpool, Newcastle, Leeds . …

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