Barry Bennell has been been found unconscious: by his local police.
If you didn’t know? Bennell is the sex offender named in recent news stories: many members of assorted football teams youth arms have come forward to tell how he abused them as children, and used his position as a coach to do so.
I think he’s been attacked, after these stories have come out.
Given the long term harm that child abusers do?
I can’t say I’m surprised.
And I can’t say I blame whoever did that.
While I’m on the subject, though … ?
I can’t help but notice that — according to the report about Bennell — various football teams have started investigating any historical abuse.
I also get the impression that most teams — now — have much improved child protection measures in place.
Which is good.
I wouldn’t expect the various teams to say so.
But I’m wondering this.
When DID teams start checking for historical abuse?
I can only hope someone starting making noises …
After the truth about Savile came out …
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) The Papal Conclave of 1549 started: on 29th November, 1549. By 1550, it had elected which Pope: Julius 3rd, Sixtus 9th or Jeremy 12th?
Q2) The November Uprising started: on 29th November, 1830. The uprising was against Russian rule … of where?
Q3) Five people were killed by a gas explosion: on 29th November, 1985. In which Scottish city?
Q4) 29th November, 1885, saw the end of the third war: between Britain, and where?
Q5) The UN gave observer status to where, on 29th November, 2012: Palestine, Vatican City or the African Union?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Albania declared its independence: on 28th November, 1912. From where: the Russian, Ottoman or Japanese empire?
Q2) Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto made its debut: on 28th November, 1811. What key is the piece in: E♭ major, E minor or F♯ major?
Q3) Which country voted against joining the EU: on 28th November, 1994?A3) Norway.
Q4) Claude Buffet and Roger Bontem were executed in France: on 28th November, 1971. Which famous piece of equipment was used to execute them?
Q5) Finally … NASA launched the Mariner 4 probe: on 28th November, 1964. Which planet was the probe heading for?A5) Mars.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn’t worth ruling.”Louisa May Alcott, November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888.
And this song …
Have a good Monday … !
* Tell me about it, Debbi! (Move over, Rover … !)