Bristow sacked for attacks on rape victims

  • Bristow sacked for attacks on rape victims

Bristow sacked for attacks on rape victims

He also conflated homosexuals and paedophiles in another tweet, in which he said: 'Might be a loony but if some football coach was touching me when I was a kid, as I got older I would have went back and sorted that poof out'.

In the tweets, he suggested the victims were not "proper men" like "tough guy" darts or rugby players.

BBC sports correspondent Richard Conway told the Victoria Derbyshire programme: "What I understand is that the BBC last night asked Eric Bristow if he would come on, if he would talk about this, and Eric Bristow's management asked for a fee of £5,000 in order for him to appear and talk about this issue". "I want youngsters now to go out and complain straight away".

Bristow, 59, posted a series of messages on Twitter about the abuse.

He said: "I apologise for it".

Duncan Craig, who founded Survivors Manchester to support men who have been abused, said that Bristow's slurs could scare off people who had been attacked from coming forward.

Eric Bristow apologised for his comments about football's sexual abuse scandal and claimed he made them in a bid to encourage children to come forward if they are being abused.

'It was worded wrong.

"The whole idea was to try and get young kids to say they're getting abused. not 30 years later", Bristow said.

Speaking to Sky News, Greg Clarke promised to fully disclose any conclusions reached by an independent review into the child sex abuse scandal that is rocking British football - and act upon them.

Now, questions have arisen over whether Bristow was paid for this interview after it emerged that the darts star's manager asked for £5k for a similar interview on BBC.

'I am the mother of three sexually abused children, ' she told a visibly uncomfortable Bristow.

Asked if he could rule out that there had been a cover-up, he said: "I don't know if there was a cover-up or not, I really don't know".

However, Bristow's manager asked the BBC radio station for a fee of £5,000 plus Value-Added Tax in return for his appearance, a request the BBC refused.

Bristow added that any payments he receives for interviews regarding his comments will be donated to a relevant charity.