11 Feb 2021

Scottish football clubs urged to apologise for historical child sex abuse

Chief Correspondent

Some of Scotland’s leading football clubs have been urged to apologise and pay compensation for historical child sex abuse stretching back to the 1970s.

An independent report, commissioned by the Scottish Football Association, heard accounts from dozens of victims involving abuse by coaches, team officials and scouts.

It says the young players were badly let down by those who were trusted to protect them and keep them safe.