Wednesday, November 30, 2016
UK: Darts legend Eric Bristow has caused uproar after a series of insensitive tweets about the ongoing football sex abuse scandal
The MBE, known as The Crafty Cockney, went on the rampage saying that if he had been abused by ex-youth football coach Barry Bennell he would have 'sorted that poof out'.
The series of posts drew fierce criticism, including from Steve Walters, one of the former footballers to have spoken out about his abuse at the hands of the convicted paedophile and former Crewe coach.
So far more than 20 former footballers have come forward alleging they were victims of child abuse as junior players.
In a series of tweets tonight, Bristow, who appeared in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2012, said: 'Might be a looney but if some football coach was touching me when i was a kid as i (sic) got older i would have went back and sorted that poof out.
'U got to sought him out when u get older or dont look in the mirror glad i am a dart player proper men.
'Trouble is nowadays u cant tell the truth what do u feel out there tweet me.
'Everybody that works on tv is frightened to say the truth because they are frightened to lose their job, life shouldnt be like that.'
Sounds like there are still some manly men left in Britain. "Sort him out" means to give him the bashing he deserves