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CHRIS SUTTON: If Football Won’t Fight For Those Suffering From Dementia Let’s Hope MPs Will

CHRIS SUTTON: If the football authorities don’t fight for its players and the families affected by dementia, let’s hope our MPs will catch the slack

  • We need Gordon Taylor to tell us what they did or didn’t do
  • MPs have demanded support for Sportsmail’s seven-point plan for dementia
  • Former stars joined their call to action, urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to launch an urgent review of headline disease link

The nine former footballers and managers who signed this letter to Parliament are doing what is right for the countless people who are suffering.

If the football authorities don’t fight for its participants and the families affected by dementia, you have to hope the government will.

Let’s ask people like PFA CEO Gordon Taylor before the DCMS committee to tell us what they did or didn’t do.

Football authorities like the PFA are not doing enough to help people with dementia

Football authorities like the PFA are not doing enough to help people with dementia

Football authorities like the PFA are not doing enough to help people with dementia

MPs have asked for support for Sportsmail’s dementia plan as it goes to parliament

Those of us who are campaigning for change don’t want the Earth.

We don’t want the course to be banned. We just want the link to be properly researched. We want families to feel that they are not alone and that they are supported.

We want to prevent further torment, for example by limiting the course in the training.

Twenty is enough. Believe me. I’ve been there, done it, the ball bounced off my head enough to know.

Our campaign was launched over a month ago and on Tuesday we looked at what the players association had done.

The headline said it: “The PFA is all talk and no action.” Let us hope that Parliament picks up the slack. Someone has to show leadership.

Let’s hope Boris Johnson listens to phone calls to review the link between headaches and dementia

Darren Moore (left) and Viv Anderson (right) are two of the nine former stars joining our calls to action

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