Survivors of childhood sexual abuse say football must not be complacent after the release of an independent review into historical abuse in the sport.
The review found the Football Association “did not do enough to keep children safe” between 1970 and 2005.
Former England international Paul Stewart said football had to ensure “this doesn’t happen again”.
Ex-youth player Ian Ackley said it was “incredibly naive” to think childhood sexual abuse is only in the past.
The long-awaited 710-page review, led by Clive Sheldon QC and commissioned by the FA in 2016, found there were “significant institutional failings” by the English game’s governing body, which was “too slow” to have sufficient measures put in place to protect children.
FA chief executive Mark Bullingham offered “a heartfelt apology” to all survivors and added there was “no excuse” for the organisation’s failings.
‘Report not end of the matter’
Stewart, who played for a…