Seventeen more footballers claim they were abused as children
By Sky News
Last Updated: 03/12/16 11:12am
At least 17 more former footballers have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse within the game, according to the PFA.
More than 20 players had already contacted the union to report historical sex abuse.
Some 18 police forces are now examining claims from more than 350 people, across 55 clubs.
"I've had 17 individuals who don't want to go public but want to put weight behind the guys who have gone public, and I think that number is going to continue to grow," Michael Bennett, head of player welfare at the PFA, told Sky News.
There are another 27 potential victims the PFA is keen to contact, he added.
"I think we are looking at things from previous decades that are finally surfacing. I think the support that is [now] in place wasn't there," said Bennett.
"I think that's why these players are coming forward now. I think we have a more robust process in place right now."