Thanks man. That is horrific. I hope this guy sues the bastards.Yes I know about it .Everyone involved at Youth level football in the South side of Glasgow .Should know about it.
Ian McCallum is a good guy who ran local boys clubs .He also is the sole agent for a certain brand of football. Who supplies strips throughout the SFA set up including professional teams .
He was also a sponsor .I think for the SYFA ..His credentials are impeccable .
I have known him since my son played for his youth team maybe twenty year ago .
I later got to know him better when I became involved with Youth football myself .
When I was struggling to find a sponsor for my team Ian heard about it and stepped up to the mark and supplied the kit Free.
I then heard about him being involved with the SYFA in some capacity .
It was during this time that He was abroad with a youth team and came across a situation that set his alarm bells ringing .
The story was told to me that He came across a boy out of his room in the early hours Who was going for a rub down with the physio.
Ian I think stated that We don't have a physio with us .So what is happening let me check this out ?
As He went into the physios room there was another man as well .
He questioned them as he knew none of them were physios .
Ian reported this through official channels naming every one and He was ostracised .
I believe he was visited by heavies and his family and business threatened .
He would not back down .
I think He was charged by bringing the game into disrepute or something and banned from football for a year .
He still never backed down I spoke to Ian about this and I could see the strain that it was causing his business and family life .
But still he never backed down .He contacted various newspapers and no one would listen .
I believe since then one of the men involved has been found guilty of abuse .
Vindicating Ian's stance .
I have not seen him for about three years since I had to give up Youth football .So I don't know if He is involved in the game at all now .
I believe since then one of the men in the room has been convicted of abuse .