Jamie Vardy brands footballs child sex abuse scandal sickening

Last updated : 05 December 2016



The number of professional and non-league clubs named in allegations of historic abuse passed to police has climbed to 55, according to the Observer

England and Leicester striker Vardy has praised those who have spoken out and hopes the authorities investigating can now "get something done about it"

"It's s ickening to know what's been going off and the ordeals the victims have been through and are still going through

It's not nice at all," Vardy told Good Morning Britain

"To be honest with you we're lucky that some have come out and spoken about it so we can get something done about it."

Vardy also criticised former darts world champion Eric Bristow, who called footballers "wimps" in relation to the ongoing scandal

Bristow was dropped by Sky Sports as a pundit before apologising for his comments, saying "it was worded wrong"

Vardy said: " It's just a joke of a comment

It's disgusting, if you think it's that easy

"You've seen the ordeals that they've gone through, when they've spoken about it

It's obviously not been easy to come out and speak about it and to say something like that, especially a person in his position, is beyond a joke."

Source : PA

Source: PA

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