Shaun Wane opens up about physical abuse he recieved as a child

Former Wigan coach Shaun Wane has gone into detail about the physical abuse he received as a child at the hands of his father.

Wane has previously discussed his upbringing, but went into more detail on how he was beaten as a child.

On the Out Of Your League podcast, Wane outlined how he and his brothers would be “punched” and “kicked” by their father when they were young as a form of punishment and even urinate in their pants during the beatings.

“We got in quite a bit of trouble, pinched things, and when word got back to my dad his way of doing it was to lock me in a room and butcher me for 20 minutes,” Wane said.

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Wane was Wigan head coach for seven years.

“It was full on. Full on.

“You’re in the corner being punched and kicked, 20 minutes, non-stop, (urinating in) your pants, black eyes, cut lips, stuff like that.

“We brought it on, my brother Tony and I did stupid things.

“I just remember feeling really bad for many nights, in bed with my two brothers… it’s not a nice place to be.

“My dad was bigger than I am, and that was the way he was brought up so he thought it was the norm.

“I though it happened to everybody, until I got a bit older.”

Wane previously revealed how he’d left home at 15-years-old out of fear, after his dad discovered he had called in a bomb scare at school.

He then moved in with girlfriend Michelle, who is now his wife and mother two his two daughters.

Wane has since made amends with his dad, though, and even says the beatings have helped him in later life.

“It’s not done me any harm,” he continued.

“The way I look at it, it made me a better dad. I didn’t want them to feel the way I felt.”

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