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Pro Athletes Are Helping Victims Report Sexual Abuse In Youth Soccer

A new hotline for abuse victims received 800 calls in its first week alone

Andy Woodward (right) talked publicly about being a victim of abuse. (Image via Twitter)

Professional soccer players, including the former Crewe Alexandra player Andy Woodward, have been speaking out recently about their experiences of sexual abuse as children. They include alleged victims of soccer coach Barry Bennell, who was sentenced to nine years in prison in 1998, and are waiving their right to anonymity.

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