CHRIS SUTTON: Let's hope there are fireworks and NO more lame answers by Gordon Taylor to the DCMS

CHRIS SUTTON: Gordon Taylor watched as dementia took hold of football and did little to help – let’s hope there are fireworks and NO more lame answers in front of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee

  • PFA chief Gordon Taylor will be grilled by MPs on football’s dementia scandal
  • It is only right that he is brought in front of MPs and there will be no place to hide
  • It’s time to ask him why football’s dementia scandal wasn’t tackled a lot sooner 

Judging by how the MPs didn’t hold back in their interrogation of Dr Charlotte Cowie of the FA last month, you have to expect fireworks from this next session of their concussion in sport inquiry.

Gordon Taylor will be asked difficult questions and the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee won’t accept wishy-washy answers.

I appeared in front of MPs last month to explain my experience to them and that of my dad, Mike, who we lost to dementia in December.

Gordon Taylor is set to appear in front of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee

Gordon Taylor is set to appear in front of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee

The PFA chief executive will be grilled by MPs on football's dementia scandal

The PFA chief executive will be grilled by MPs on football’s dementia scandal 

Chris Sutton (R) has spearheaded Sportsmail’s campaign for football to do more to tackle dementia. His dad, Mike, an ex-player, died on Boxing Day after 10-year battle with dementia

Chris Sutton (R) has spearheaded Sportsmail’s campaign for football to do more to tackle dementia. His dad, Mike, an ex-player, died on Boxing Day after 10-year battle with dementia

I won’t lie, I was a little nervous – mainly because I wanted to do justice to the former footballers who have suffered from this disease and their families. 

It is only right that Taylor is brought in front of MPs now, and I’m glad the DCMS committee have taken the decision to stage a third session instead of moving on.

You could not have an inquest into football’s relationship with this disease without speaking to someone from the players’ union, and this is their man in charge.

Taylor watched as dementia took hold of football over the decades and, in my opinion, did little to help.

It’s time to ask him why.

source: dailymail.co.uk