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FA to investigate child sex abuse claims

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>> The top body in English football launching an investigation into allegations of sex abuse, as more ex-footballers speak out to claim they were abused as children at professional clubs. The Football Association appointing a senior lawyer to lead a review, looking into what information the FA was aware of, and what action was or should have been taken.
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British police are already investigating.>> I'm just totally overwhelmed.>> Andy Woodward was the first to go public this month, saying he was molested as a boy by a coach. Three more ex-footballers then joined him, including former Man City youth player, Jason Dunford.>> This is getting bigger by the hour, the amount of response, I've had support, we've had.
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And the recent players, ex-professional players, who've been contacting me over the last 24 hours, who are on the verge hopefully of coming forward. This is just the tip of the iceberg.>> The Players' Union says more than 20 of its members have now come forward with claims, and fears there could yet be hundreds more.