Former darts champion dropped from TV over abuse comments

The former darts world champion Eric Bristow has been sacked by Sky Sports after he tweeted comments about the football sexual abuse story on Monday night.”He was a contributor to our darts coverage in the past but we will not be using him in the future“, said a Sky spokesperson.Several former footballers have recently come forward in order to go public and raise awareness of alleged historical abuse in football, a step which has won praise from politicians, sport administrators and abuse charities.Newcastle United announce that they have cancelled a scheduled appearance by Eric Bristow in light of comments made regarding football abuse victims.Eric Bristow’s comments on Twitter included: “Glad I am a dart player proper men” and “dart players tough guys footballers wimps”.The offending tweets were deleted shortly before midday.Bristow is a pundit for Sky Sports in the United Kingdom, on their darts coverage. A Londoner, he rejoiced in his nickname “the Crafty Cockney”.A World Champion in 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985 and 1986, Bristow is one of the most famous people to ever play the game. However he did appear in the 2012 series ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’.A former champion darts player who was sacked from his job with Sky Sports for a series of slurs against gay people and sex abuse victims has lost a relationship with Newcastle United Football Club. He was also given a nine-year sentence for 23 offences against six boys in 1998.Bennell, who was convicted on three separate occasions for abusing youngsters, was reportedly taken to a hospital on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.The MasterChef host revealed he suffered a traumatic ordeal during his childhood and encouraged more conversation surrounding the subject in the wake of the footballers who came forward as sexual abuse victims. “That’s completely inappropriate and unacceptable today”, he added. Chairman Greg Clarke said it was the biggest crisis he could remember. “I think institutionally, all organisations in the old days used to protect themselves by keeping quiet and closing ranks”.

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