Eric Bristow claims footballers are not "proper men" amid abuse scandal
The darts player also said footballers were "wimps"07:39 Tuesday 29 November 2016, 7:39 29 Nov 2016
The abuse scandals which have rocked the football world in recent weeks, has seen those players abused receive support from all quarters for deciding to tell their harrowing stories.
That was until Eric Bristow decided to give his opinion on a story which has shocked the footballing community, and further afield.
Bristow, a five-time World Darts Champion, commented on the cases on his Twitter account on Monday night, calling the abuse victims "wimps".
In a wide-ranging comment, 'The Crafty Cockney' also claimed that darts players were "proper men".
WARNING: Some of the tweets contain offensive language.
Might be a looney 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— Eric Bristow MBE (@ericbristow) November 28, 2016
Everybody that works on tv is frightened to say the truth because they are frightened to lose their job, life shouldnt be like that— Eric Bristow MBE (@ericbristow) November 28, 2016
what i was saying was when the football lads got older and fitter they should have went back and sorted him out— Eric Bristow MBE (@ericbristow) November 28, 2016
Sorry meant paedo not poof— Eric Bristow MBE (@ericbristow) November 28, 2016
You can read all of Bristow's comments on his Twitter account, where they are still readily available.
The 59-year-old is scheduled to form part of Sky Sports' coverage of the PDC World Darts Championship in London, starting on December 15th.
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