FOOTBALL

Dementia in football – does the game need to change?

Recent studies have linked a form of dementia called CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) with the act of heading a football. A recent BBC documentary presented by Newcastle United and England legend Alan Shearer has brought this issue to the forefront of the sport. The documentary touched on stories such as the Jeff Astle case, and gauged how people involved in the sport felt about the issue. We have done our own investigation into what some players feel this new information could mean for the game.

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