Crewe Alexandra Football Club appreciate that concern has been expressed about the delay in the club making any comment to recent media coverage. When things come out of the blue like this, you first want to make inquiries and reflect from within. That is the process we started last week.
We are a proud Football Club and would always take any allegation seriously. Any form of abuse has no place in football or society.
We have already concurred with the statements made by the Football Association, the Premier League and the Football League that described Andy Woodward's ordeal as 'heart breaking' and praised him for his 'immense courage.'