It seems this is about to get even worse than previously reported with around 350 players coming forward with claims of abuse. Pretty shocking stuff.
It has been described in Britain as a bigger scandal than the crimes of serial paedophile Jimmy Saville.
The allegations of historic child sex abuse inside football clubs in the United Kingdom have rocked the country and its national sport.
A month ago the issue was not even on the radar. Then Andy Woodward changed everything.
The former professional footballer summoned the courage to speak out about the abuse he allegedly suffered at the hands of a youth coach in the 1980s.
Since then around 350 players have come forward, detailing allegations against a staggering 83 former coaches and officials linked to around a hundred clubs, including Premier League clubs such as Chelsea and Southampton.
More than 20 separate British police forces are now investigating the claims.
But British football's dark secrets could have so easily remained hidden away.
Andy Woodward's explosive interview with The Guardian's Danny Taylor was very nearly pulled.
"The night before, I didn't get one hour of sleep," Woodward told 7.30.
"I nearly stopped it going through."
"They were so supportive. Neil said, 'Go on and do it, you need to do this, it's the right thing to do'. It was the final push I needed," Woodward said.
The article was published and other players came forward to share their stories, including ex-internationals Paul Stewart and David White.
Woodward and other survivors have since formed a support group called the Offside Trust.
When these men speak, the pain is etched on their faces. Their lives have been damaged and destroyed by the alleged abuse.
Many have suffered in silence, not even telling their partners or their parents exactly what their coaches allegedly did to them.
As boys they never spoke out for fear that the perpetrators would kill off their dreams of becoming professional footballers.
As young boys, these men were failed by a long list of people and institutions.
They have suffered alone for too long.