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Sky sack Bristow for calling paedo coach victims ‘wimps’
FORMER darts World Champion Eric Bristow has been SACKED by Sky Sports following his comments about the football abuse scandal.
Eric, 59, went on a Twitter rant about the issue currently engulfing football and branded the victims “wimps” and suggested they weren’t “proper men”.
It attracted heavy criticism from fans and Sky Sports have now ditched the darts legend ahead of their coverage of next month’s PDC World Championships.
The five-times champ sparked outrage when he said: “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.” CHECKOUT: Bristow has been given the boot
He also said: “Darts players tough guys footballers wimps” and added in another tweet “Bet the rugby boys are OK.”
Social media reacted furiously, branding him ‘out of touch’ and calling him a ‘f**king disgrace’.
A statement from Sky Sports said: “He was a contributor to our darts coverage in the past but we will not be using him in the future.”
Over 20 ex-footballers have made allegation of child sex abuse with several waiving their anonymity to raise awareness of historical abuse in the sport.
Steve Walters, a former Crewe player, is one of the footballers to have come forward about his ordeal and said he was “disgusted” by Eric’s remarks.
He has alleged he was abused by former Crewe coach and convicted paedo Barry Bennell as a youth player.
Eric was made an MBE in 1989. His tweet has been deleted.