Hamilton Smith

Hamilton Smith, some questions to answer.

Hamilton Smith, no evidence to corroborate his claims One of the key figures in the recent football child sexual abuse scandal is Hamilton Smith, a former director of Crewe Alexandra who made very public claims that he told officials at Crewe Alexandra that Barry Bennell was abusing children. To this day, no evidence has been uncovered to support Smith’s claims.  Three police investigations have found that Crewe Alexandra, John Bowler and Dario Gradi, (two of the people Smith has named in his claims) had no knowledge of the despicable crimes Bennell carried out. Crewe Alexandra statement On Friday 3rd March,

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Barry Bennell

Did Manchester City cover up Barry Bennell’s offending?

Crewe Alexandra were not aware of Bennell’s offending. This week Barry Bennell has been convicted of a string of horrific sexual offences against young boys. These offences took place over several years at his home and at several football clubs. When the story first broke attention focused on our football club, Crewe Alexandra, as it panned out other clubs would find themselves implicated in a far great way than Crewe. Many fans were angry at the way our club was been singled out given there have been allegations of his offending at other clubs. Fans didn’t want special treatment for

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Selective reporting from the BBC and the Guardian?

We are all aware of how the media is reporting the sexual abuse in football scandal, while this makes unpleasant reading for any football fan, it is particularly upsetting for those whos club has been implicated in these horrific allegations. For fans like me, a Crewe Alexandra supporter, the claims are distressing, we stood on the terraces watching some of the victims living out our dreams, none of us had any idea of what was to come in the future. Myself and other fans want the truth to be revealed, we want no stone unturned, we want all the offenders in these

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Questions to answer, but not only for Crewe Alexandra.

Before I go any further, let me make it clear, Crewe Alexandra do have questions to answer, but more importantly, so do many others within the football community. Barry Bennell is an evil man, preying on the dreams that many football fans reading this will have had, that dream was to be a professional footballer. He abused that dream we have all shared and committed the most heinous of crimes, robbing children and adults of their dreams and careers in the process. Our fans are proud of our club, proud of its achievements and proud of the men that were

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