Prince William: Football’s mental health approach a ‘dereliction of duty’

(CNN)The Duke of Cambridge, who is the English Football Association’s President, has criticized professional clubs in England, accusing them of failing to take the mental health of their players seriously. “If we’ve got to change anything, we’ve got to change the whole way we look after players. “Many players come from difficult backgrounds and may have all sorts of issues going on. He added that clubs were often guilty of treating players as little more than “financial assets”, with young players “not given the key building blocks or support.” READ: Ex-footballer pushes for a “mental health revolution” after multiple suicide attempts A 2015 study organized by the World Players’ Union FIFPro showed that 38% of players and 35% of former …