LISTEN: Andy Woodward: “I knew other footballers suffered abuse like me”

Andy Woodward

SPEAKING at the launch of the ‘Offside Trust’ foundation yesterday, former Crewe Alexandra footballer Andy Woodward spoke to Quays News reporter, Oliver MacKenzie:

According to the trust, over 860 players have come forward in the last few days with allegations that go back several decades.

Woodward also talked about the personal ordeal he faced, and the process of coming out with the story: “For many years I’ve suffered with anxiety, panic, and all sorts of mental health issues…I got to a point where I spoke to people who said ‘you need to do this (go public)’ because you’re not the only one that’s suffering, so I just felt i’m halfway through my life, and I just wanted to be free again.”

For more information on ‘Offside Trust’, visit their website at: http://www.theoffsidetrust.com/

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