Children’s charity the NSPCC has launched a football hotline after four ex-players spoke publicly about being sexually abused by coaches as children.
Former Manchester City player David White, ex-Crewe players Andy Woodward and Steve Walters, and ex-Tottenham forward Paul Stewart have spoken out.
The dedicated NSPCC hotline is supported by the Football Association.
“There must be no hiding place for sexual abuse in our national game,” NSPCC chief Peter Wanless said.
“There may be many others who suffered through such horrors as young players but have never come forward.”
The hotline will be available 24 hours a day on 0800 023 2642.