Swinney: SFA should set up abuse inquiry
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John Swinney says SFA should set up inquiry into football abuse claims

The Scottish Football Association (SFA) should set up an independent inquiry into allegations of historical child abuse, the deputy first minister has said.

John Swinney told the BBC's Sunday Politics Scotland programme that the inquiry should be conducted by an "authoritative, independent, respected figure" who could consider the issue "without fear or favour".

A spokesman for the SFA said the organisation is "open-minded to an independent review but with the right scope and terms of reference".

  • 11 Dec 2016