Police investigations into the sexual abuse of youngsters within English football widened Friday as England captain Wayne Rooney praised victims for speaking out.
More men in England have come forward to say they had been abused during training following revelations earlier in the week from former footballer Andy Woodward that he had suffered abuse from former coach and convicted paedophile Barry Bennell.
The national inquiry into child sexual abuse said it was "watching events closely" and opened the door to examining allegations in the growing scandal as England captain Wayne Rooney urged anyone who may have been assaulted to seek help.
This now means that the Manchester United skipper will not face any disciplinary action or be stripped of the captaincy over the celebratory drink at the team's Grove Hotel 24 hours after England's victory over Scotland two weeks ago, the Mirror reported.
"50 people in one day is quite a lot of people. we are going to make a difference and we're going to make a difference to a lot of people, and a lot of children out there".
He revealed the coach attempted to touch him while he was in bed, and said that Bennell began mind games with him after he told him to "get off", eventually driving him out of the game.
Stewart, who played for Manchester City and Liverpool, claims an unnamed coach abused him for four years.
So far, 11 people have gone to the police with allegations about sexual abuse in football.
He told the BBC: "I pushed his hand away".
Bennell is now serving a nine-year prison sentence, having admitted sexual offences in 1998.
Paul Stewart says he was abused as a young boy by a different coach
"Of course, I now know what happened to some of those boys and I know I'm one of the lucky ones but, at the time, that's what went through my mind".
Jason Dunford also waived his right to anonymity and said he was abused by Bennell at a Butlins holiday camp.
Speaking on the Good Morning Scotland programme, he said: "I think we should commend people who've been courageous enough to speak out and certainly the early signs are very worrying".
Manchester City told Press Association Sport: "The club is aware of allegations that Barry Bennell had an association with Manchester City in the 1980s.
I don't know if it was a good thing.because they would have blamed themselves".
According to the FA, 55,000 criminal records checks are carried out across the game each season, to screen out anyone who seeks to work in football who may pose a risk of harm.
The FA says 35,000 coaches and referees attend The FA's safeguarding children awareness course each season.
"Football locker rooms and clubs are traditionally very masculine and male environments".
"But it's crucial they speak out".
The NSPCC, Scottish FA and PFA Scotland are now urging players and others involved in football from grassroots to the professional game to speak up using the NSPCC football hotline. It was set up with the support of the Scottish as well as the English Football Association.
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