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Dario Gradi sorry for 'not recognising signs' of Barry Bennell abuse

Dario Gradi has apologised for “not recognising signs of abuse” carried out at Crewe Alexandra by the former football coach and serial paedophile Barry Bennell. Bennell, who was working at the club in the 1980s and 90s, is serving a 34-year sentence after being convicted of child sexual abuse five times. He was described by the sentencing judge as “the devil incarnate”.
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Football's child sex abuse scandal: Dario Gradi should lose MBE, says Offside Trust

A support organisation set up by survivors of childhood sexual abuse in football has asked the Cabinet Office to strip Dario Gradi of his MBE. On Wednesday an independent review found that the former Crewe Alexandra manager "should have done more" to investigate concerns about paedophile Barry Bennell when he worked at the club as a youth coach, but that he was not involved in a cover-up.
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Former Crewe manager Dario Gradi should lose MBE, says Offside Trust

The former Crewe manager Dario Gradi should have his MBE taken away, according to an organisation set up by survivors of child sexual abuse in sport. The Offside Trust, created to end abuse and support survivors, has written to the Cabinet Office after the publication of a review into historical sexual abuse in football and confirmation from the Football Association that Gradi is “effectively banned for life” from the sport.
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