December 2016: Sexual Abuse Scandal Strikes English Soccer
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of December 2016.
1. French President Hollande Won't Seek Reelection 2. Sexual Abuse Scandal Strikes English Soccer 3. Italian Prime Minister Renzi Resigns 4. South Korean Lawmakers Vote to Impeach President Park 5. Kurdish Militants Kill Dozens in Istanbul 6. ISIS Recaptures Palmyra 7. Coptic Christians Targeted in Cairo 8. Boeing Lands First Post-Sanctions Deal with Iran 9. Canadian Actor Alan Thicke Dies 10. Aleppo Back in Government Hands 11. Russian Ambassador Assassinated in Turkey 12. ISIS Strikes Christmas Market in Berlin 13. IMF Head Christine Lagarde Found Guilty 14. Explosions Level Mexican Fireworks Market 15. Singer George Michael Dies 16. New Syrian Cease-Fire
- Sexual Abuse Scandal Strikes English Soccer
- On Dec. 1, 2016, English police announce the receipt of hundreds of reports of sexual abuse spread throughout the ranks of English football (soccer). The influx of reports come after a Guardian exposé is published. The police plan to investigate all cases, no matter how old; priority cases will be those that involve current access to children. Former Newcastle United player David Eatock is among the most recent players to come forward. More than a quarter of the nation's police are now investigating the various incidents.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Rui Vieira