Celtic face threat of multimillion pound compensation claim(The Times)

BN94

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A prolific sexual predator organised lavish official events with guests including a future cardinal and a bishop to celebrate the careers of Celtic FC players, The Times can disclose.


Jim Torbett, founder of Celtic Boys Club, was found guilty of abusing boys between 1986 and 1994 and jailed for six years in 2018. He was given a two-year sentence a decade earlier for molesting players at the feeder club between 1967 and 1974.


It has now emerged that Torbett, 72, organised testimonial events for Tommy Burns, the former Celtic player, coach and manager, and Sean Fallon, a long-serving assistant manager and player, further undermining claims that Torbett had no connection with the Parkhead club.


Guests who accepted his invitation to honour Fallon — Jock Stein’s right-hand man and confidant — included an archbishop, a bishop, the Lisbon Lions European Cup-winners, and Celtic FC’s directors, players and management team. Being given responsibility for such prestigious events suggests he was highly regarded by senior figures within Parkhead at the time.


While expressing sympathy for his victims Celtic have sought to distance themselves from Torbett’s crimes, insisting that the boys’ club was an “entirely separate organisation”.


However, The Times has also revealed that Torbett was hired by Celtic to run their club shops, in addition to his coaching duties, in the early 1990s.


A report on Fallon’s testimonial dinner, held in November 1993, in the club’s official magazine, thanks “Jim Torbett and his associates for organising such a wonderful occasion”. The Celtic View confirmed the guests of honour included “the Celtic directors, Archbishop Thomas Winning of Glasgow and Bishop Joseph Devine of Motherwell”.


In 2018 the Scottish child abuse inquiry heard evidence that Winning, who in 1994 became the second Scottish cardinal since the reformation, offered money to a woman in exchange for her silence over sexual abuse that took place in a Catholic-run residential home for children in the Sixties.


After being elevated to cardinal he caused outrage by asserting that the church had no obligation to report alleged paedophile priests to the police.


In 2013 Devine, who died last year, told a man seeking an apology for being raped by a priest as a child: “Can you not let him off with it? He’s an old man.”


A programme for the Burns testimonial match with Liverpool, which took place at Parkhead in 1987, confirms that Torbett was vice-chairman of the organising committee.


Burns played for the boys’ club from 1970-73 and frequently attended club functions and prizegivings when he went on to play for the senior club and served as manager. He died of skin cancer, aged 51, in 2008.


Torbett was kicked out of the boys’ club by Stein, then the Celtic manager, in 1974 after hearing claims of abuse — but the police were not informed. Stein, who died while Scotland manager in 1985, had given Torbett permission to start the boys’ club.


In March 1984 The Glasgow Evening Times reported that Stein would be making a “personal appearance” at a branch of Torbett’s Trophy Centre on Kilmarnock Road in Glasgow.


After his sacking Torbett was allowed to return four years later and went on to molest more boys, remaining there until 1996 when claims of abuse appeared in the press. Passing sentence in 2018 Lord Beckett said: “You used the club as a front and a recruiting ground for boys who you could sexually abuse.”


In February Celtic said it was “very sorry” the abuse had happened but insisted the boys’ club was a separate organisation.


After Torbett’s 2018 conviction the club issued a statement which said that allegations of abuse at the boys’ club “first emerged in the 1990s”. It subsequently emerged that Celtic launched an internal investigation in 1986 which “cleared” Torbett and his colleagues and stated their intention was for the claims to be “buried once and for all”.


Celtic did not respond to a request for comment.
 

Huckleberry

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Not enough rocks for the enablers too crawl under shortly, anyone associated with the club like no other in the past fifty years will be feeling rather uneasy ! Were you a benefactor of the Torbett talents or just a bye stander? Maybe you have no recollection of the past. If you know the history might just be about to come back and haunt you. :eek:
What's Provans take on the whole sordid affair ? Hold your breath in anticipation.
 

Originalmacc

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Firstly,i tip my hat to you guys who live and breathe trying to get justice for the victims,I have trouble even finishing a paragraph when a victim is discribing the abuse that happened.
secondly,where the hell is the smsm during this next lot of revelations? ,what an absolute embarrassment of a country we live in.there are more people complicit in this cover up just by keeping quiet about it and hoping it goes away.how can they not see that?,damn sure when the house of cards come tumbling down the “quiet ones”will try to pass off the “we were waiting for results if the investigation”
 

Simply a Bear

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A prolific sexual predator organised lavish official events with guests including a future cardinal and a bishop to celebrate the careers of Celtic FC players, The Times can disclose.


Jim Torbett, founder of Celtic Boys Club, was found guilty of abusing boys between 1986 and 1994 and jailed for six years in 2018. He was given a two-year sentence a decade earlier for molesting players at the feeder club between 1967 and 1974.


It has now emerged that Torbett, 72, organised testimonial events for Tommy Burns, the former Celtic player, coach and manager, and Sean Fallon, a long-serving assistant manager and player, further undermining claims that Torbett had no connection with the Parkhead club.


Guests who accepted his invitation to honour Fallon — Jock Stein’s right-hand man and confidant — included an archbishop, a bishop, the Lisbon Lions European Cup-winners, and Celtic FC’s directors, players and management team. Being given responsibility for such prestigious events suggests he was highly regarded by senior figures within Parkhead at the time.


While expressing sympathy for his victims Celtic have sought to distance themselves from Torbett’s crimes, insisting that the boys’ club was an “entirely separate organisation”.


However, The Times has also revealed that Torbett was hired by Celtic to run their club shops, in addition to his coaching duties, in the early 1990s.


A report on Fallon’s testimonial dinner, held in November 1993, in the club’s official magazine, thanks “Jim Torbett and his associates for organising such a wonderful occasion”. The Celtic View confirmed the guests of honour included “the Celtic directors, Archbishop Thomas Winning of Glasgow and Bishop Joseph Devine of Motherwell”.


In 2018 the Scottish child abuse inquiry heard evidence that Winning, who in 1994 became the second Scottish cardinal since the reformation, offered money to a woman in exchange for her silence over sexual abuse that took place in a Catholic-run residential home for children in the Sixties.


After being elevated to cardinal he caused outrage by asserting that the church had no obligation to report alleged paedophile priests to the police.


In 2013 Devine, who died last year, told a man seeking an apology for being raped by a priest as a child: “Can you not let him off with it? He’s an old man.”


A programme for the Burns testimonial match with Liverpool, which took place at Parkhead in 1987, confirms that Torbett was vice-chairman of the organising committee.


Burns played for the boys’ club from 1970-73 and frequently attended club functions and prizegivings when he went on to play for the senior club and served as manager. He died of skin cancer, aged 51, in 2008.


Torbett was kicked out of the boys’ club by Stein, then the Celtic manager, in 1974 after hearing claims of abuse — but the police were not informed. Stein, who died while Scotland manager in 1985, had given Torbett permission to start the boys’ club.


In March 1984 The Glasgow Evening Times reported that Stein would be making a “personal appearance” at a branch of Torbett’s Trophy Centre on Kilmarnock Road in Glasgow.


After his sacking Torbett was allowed to return four years later and went on to molest more boys, remaining there until 1996 when claims of abuse appeared in the press. Passing sentence in 2018 Lord Beckett said: “You used the club as a front and a recruiting ground for boys who you could sexually abuse.”


In February Celtic said it was “very sorry” the abuse had happened but insisted the boys’ club was a separate organisation.


After Torbett’s 2018 conviction the club issued a statement which said that allegations of abuse at the boys’ club “first emerged in the 1990s”. It subsequently emerged that Celtic launched an internal investigation in 1986 which “cleared” Torbett and his colleagues and stated their intention was for the claims to be “buried once and for all”.


Celtic did not respond to a request for comment.

Still processing yesterday's revelations and now this, unbelievable how their fans can live in denial and support that club.

This goes way beyond what many of us thought.
 

dirty_sanshoes

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A prolific sexual predator organised lavish official events with guests including a future cardinal and a bishop to celebrate the careers of Celtic FC players, The Times can disclose.

Jim Torbett, founder of Celtic Boys Club, was found guilty of abusing boys between 1986 and 1994 and jailed for six years in 2018. He was given a two-year sentence a decade earlier for molesting players at the feeder club between 1967 and 1974.

It has now emerged that Torbett, 72, organised testimonial events for Tommy Burns, the former Celtic player, coach and manager, and Sean Fallon, a long-serving assistant manager and player, further undermining claims that Torbett had no connection with the Parkhead club.

Guests who accepted his invitation to honour Fallon — Jock Stein’s right-hand man and confidant — included an archbishop, a bishop, the Lisbon Lions European Cup-winners, and Celtic FC’s directors, players and management team. Being given responsibility for such prestigious events suggests he was highly regarded by senior figures within Parkhead at the time.

While expressing sympathy for his victims Celtic have sought to distance themselves from Torbett’s crimes, insisting that the boys’ club was an “entirely separate organisation”.

However, The Times has also revealed that Torbett was hired by Celtic to run their club shops, in addition to his coaching duties, in the early 1990s.

A report on Fallon’s testimonial dinner, held in November 1993, in the club’s official magazine, thanks “Jim Torbett and his associates for organising such a wonderful occasion”. The Celtic View confirmed the guests of honour included “the Celtic directors, Archbishop Thomas Winning of Glasgow and Bishop Joseph Devine of Motherwell”.

In 2018 the Scottish child abuse inquiry heard evidence that Winning, who in 1994 became the second Scottish cardinal since the reformation, offered money to a woman in exchange for her silence over sexual abuse that took place in a Catholic-run residential home for children in the Sixties.

After being elevated to cardinal he caused outrage by asserting that the church had no obligation to report alleged paedophile priests to the police.


In 2013 Devine, who died last year, told a man seeking an apology for being raped by a priest as a child: “Can you not let him off with it? He’s an old man.”

A programme for the Burns testimonial match with Liverpool, which took place at Parkhead in 1987, confirms that Torbett was vice-chairman of the organising committee.

Burns played for the boys’ club from 1970-73 and frequently attended club functions and prizegivings when he went on to play for the senior club and served as manager. He died of skin cancer, aged 51, in 2008.

Torbett was kicked out of the boys’ club by Stein, then the Celtic manager, in 1974 after hearing claims of abuse — but the police were not informed. Stein, who died while Scotland manager in 1985, had given Torbett permission to start the boys’ club.

In March 1984 The Glasgow Evening Times reported that Stein would be making a “personal appearance” at a branch of Torbett’s Trophy Centre on Kilmarnock Road in Glasgow.

After his sacking Torbett was allowed to return four years later and went on to molest more boys, remaining there until 1996 when claims of abuse appeared in the press. Passing sentence in 2018 Lord Beckett said: “You used the club as a front and a recruiting ground for boys who you could sexually abuse.”

In February Celtic said it was “very sorry” the abuse had happened but insisted the boys’ club was a separate organisation.

After Torbett’s 2018 conviction the club issued a statement which said that allegations of abuse at the boys’ club “first emerged in the 1990s”. It subsequently emerged that Celtic launched an internal investigation in 1986 which “cleared” Torbett and his colleagues and stated their intention was for the claims to be “buried once and for all”.

Celtic did not respond to a request for comment.
This line jumped out to me:

'Being given responsibility for such prestigious events suggests he was highly regarded by senior figures within Parkhead at the time.'

More to follow on this I suspect.
 
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Speminalium8

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It is heartening to see the Times recent revelations and the wonderful efforts of posters on here. However, CAN they just ride this out? By they, I mean the police, the Scottish Government, the justice minister, Celtic, the SFA, the rest of the press and other mhedia. Are they able to just ignore this in the tide of covid-19 news until momentum subsides? One would think all media outlets would be picking this up as a huge story. I know there have been hints on here of more to come. My only fear is that this and whatever revelations are to come are kicked down the road until they peter out, and that the so called ongoing ‘investigations’ at the SFA and overdue report will be wilfully delayed until interest ( among the general public at least ) diminishes. Legal action seems to be held up too. Certainly don’t mean to be negative - it is just so exasperating that clocks don’t stop over this.
 

Jaws2

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This line jumped out to me:

'Being given responsibility for such prestigious events suggests he was highly regarded by senior figures within Parkhead at the time.'

More to follow on this I suspect.
It's well nigh impossible to think that the people at the top of the club weren't at the very least enabling Torbett, if not actually involved in abuse themselves.

I'd be surprised if Torbett was the ringleader tbh. He was only 20 when he was allowed to set up the Boys Club.

One name automatically springs to mind.
 

Div1872

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The record report states "Two others associated with Celtic boys club or Celtic FC - a man who cannot be named for legal reasons and Jim McCafferty - have also been caged".

Not asking for his name to be revealed, however do we know why the convicted beast's name is being withheld for legal reasons?
This part jumped out at me too

How the phuck can this convicted beast get anonymity due to legal reason?

If someone is convicted they should have no rights to stop their details and crimes being reported

Yet more beasts being protected.
 

CheltBlue

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This part jumped out at me too

How the phuck can this convicted beast get anonymity due to legal reason?

If someone is convicted they should have no rights to stop their details and crimes being reported

Yet more beasts being protected.
Probably about to go to court. Which is good. The law must be followed as we dont want them getting off on a technicality.
 

Bluethunder

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This part jumped out at me too

How the phuck can this convicted beast get anonymity due to legal reason?

If someone is convicted they should have no rights to stop their details and crimes being reported

Yet more beasts being protected.
Maybe they are in the legal system pending further charges and can't be named due to it prejudicing any further legal consequences for the individual concerned.
 

blueismycolour

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As I've said before, child sexual abuse should never be seen as the norm, but management and directors at Celtic Football Club would most definitely like to make you think it was.

Celtic Football Club and their disgusting denial of responsibility is sickening, that is also true of the SFA and the Scottish government.

Each had/has a duty of care.

The paedophile ring that was so evidently operating within Celtic Football Club is the most disgusting act of child sexual abuse to hit Scottish sport and the victims of these despicable acts of child sexual abuse must never be forgotten.

Celtic Football Club has to accept it's responsibilities, management and directors at said club, knew exactly what was going on and if their denials continue as they are, at some point, this must be seen as a deliberate act of trying to pervert the course of justice and criminal actions must surely be taken against them.

The victims of these paedophiles, that so openly operated within Celtic Football Club must have justice and Celtic Football Club must accept it's responsibilities.

Why is this so hard for certain people to comprehend...............
 

Bazoo

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Did rolf Harris visit celtic many times and have photos taken and go to events with some of the paedophiles and directors
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Guess what not only was Jimmy SAVILLE at Celtic park.<br><br>Rolf HARRIS was to.<br><br>You couldn&#39;t make this up.<br><br>Celtic park is the epicentre of the Paedophiles universe. <a href="https://t.co/vNLlliRDdF">pic.twitter.com/vNLlliRDdF</a></p>&mdash; Nazi Nic (@jockystan) <a href=" ">June 21, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

Jaws2

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As I've said before, child sexual abuse should never be seen as the norm, but management and directors at Celtic Football Club would most definitely like to make you think it was.

Celtic Football Club and their disgusting denial of responsibility is sickening, that is also true of the SFA and the Scottish government.

Each had/has a duty of care.

The paedophile ring that was so evidently operating within Celtic Football Club is the most disgusting act of child sexual abuse to hit Scottish sport and the victims of these despicable acts of child sexual abuse must never be forgotten.

Celtic Football Club has to accept it's responsibilities, management and directors at said club, knew exactly what was going on and if their denials continue as they are, at some point, this must be seen as a deliberate act of trying to pervert the course of justice and criminal actions must surely be taken against them.

The victims of these paedophiles, that so openly operated within Celtic Football Club must have justice and Celtic Football Club must accept it's responsibilities.

Why is this so hard for certain people to comprehend...............
The narrative needs to change to take loyalty to football clubs/religious organisations out of it and ask just one question;

Do you believe sexual abuse of children is wrong?

It's a moral question - nothing to do with what team you support or what church you attend.

If you answer "no" then you're simply wrong and there's no way you can justify it. It's wrong, period.

What sort of society lets the cover up of large-scale child abuse go unpunished because it's uncomfortable for certain people or organisations ?
 
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Mani

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The victims as a collective unit should sue Humza. Take him to court charged with neglect of his responsibilities to the victims as justice minister. Connect his name to the cover up, expose and humiliate him to such a degree that any politician will think twice before ignoring the victims again.

Give them no space and nowhere to hide and take the information to the every news outlet in England. Make his name forever associated with the ring at Celtic and stain his name and his reputation until he has no other choice but to resign. He is a disgrace.
 

theateam

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As I've said before, child sexual abuse should never be seen as the norm, but management and directors at Celtic Football Club would most definitely like to make you think it was.

Celtic Football Club and their disgusting denial of responsibility is sickening, that is also true of the SFA and the Scottish government.

Each had/has a duty of care.

The paedophile ring that was so evidently operating within Celtic Football Club is the most disgusting act of child sexual abuse to hit Scottish sport and the victims of these despicable acts of child sexual abuse must never be forgotten.

Celtic Football Club has to accept it's responsibilities, management and directors at said club, knew exactly what was going on and if their denials continue as they are, at some point, this must be seen as a deliberate act of trying to pervert the course of justice and criminal actions must surely be taken against them.

The victims of these paedophiles, that so openly operated within Celtic Football Club must have justice and Celtic Football Club must accept it's responsibilities.

Why is this so hard for certain people to comprehend...............
The problem you have here is, this is the norm for them, as it's always been rife in their Chapels for donkeys years, So covering up is the way to go for them, unfortunately.
 

Huckleberry

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Half a century of lies,deceit and cover ups ,Scottish footballs shame aided and abetted by a compliant press and media. This disgrace of a football club is not only allowed to still compete in domestic competitions but also represent Scotland in European competition. Any self respecting association would call immediately for suspension of this clubs licence. Indeed government intervention should be called for due to the industrial scale of abuse which has went on at Celtic FC. The many surviving victims are of course priority and deserve justice for their horrible ordeal. Meanwhile the current regime in charge at shame FC carries on regardless (absolutely pathetic).
 

Bobafett Bear

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thetoptier

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Sorry if already posted not seen it.
if stein "kicked out" torbett in '74? why is he handing over awards to him in '77?
 

Allybear

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So Humza. After today’s news on you’re beloved club, would you or any of you’re colleagues care to comment? Or are we still hiding behind the SFA review? Tic toc.
Well put BN94. It couldnt be any simpler, so as for MSPs running this country what dont they understand about the need for a full independent inquiry? Do they still think its not that bad or are they just protecting their club, and their votes. They are a total disgrace to humanity.
 
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BigSteve

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A twice-convicted paedophile was employed by Celtic while he preyed on young players, further undermining the club’s refusal to accept responsibility for systematic sexual abuse at its feeder club.


Jim Torbett, 72, the founder of Celtic Boys Club, was jailed for six years in 2018 for sexually abusing boys between August 1986 and August 1994. He had previously served a two-year sentence for molesting players, including the future Scotland striker Alan Brazil, at the boys’ club between 1967 and 1974.


While expressing “regret and sympathy”, Celtic have distanced themselves from Torbett, describing the boys’ club as an “entirely separate organisation” with which they had “historic contacts”.


However, The Times can disclose that in addition to coaching he was hired by the club to run a chain of shops, selling merchandise. Torbett’s firm, the Trophy Centre, also had a long-running contract with Celtic. The revelations will heap further pressure on the champions after four senior figures at the boys’ club were convicted of molesting children over four decades.


In March 1994 The Celtic View, the club’s magazine, carried an article about sales. It states: “Jim Torbett, who oversees the Celtic Shops. . .” Four months earlier the magazine reported on how Torbett had launched a club shop in Argyle Street, Glasgow. In 1994 Celtic listed three shops, one department store concession and their staff as part of the club’s commercial division.


During his first trial in 1998 Hugh Birt, the late former boys’ club chairman, gave evidence that Jock Stein — then manager of Celtic FC — kicked Torbett out in 1974 after hearing claims of abuse, but did not inform the police.


It is a version of events corroborated by Lou Macari, the former Celtic player and manager, who wrote in his autobiography: “The wish to maintain the good name of Celtic was the only thing that kept the issue from coming to light.”


Torbett returned to Celtic Boys Club four years later and molested more boys, remaining there until 1996 when abuse allegations appeared in the press.


Passing sentence in 2018, Lord Beckett said: “You used the club as a front and a recruiting ground for boys who you could sexually abuse.”


In February Celtic FC said it was “very sorry” the abuse had happened, but still insisted that the boys’ club was separate. After Torbett’s 2018 conviction the club issued a statement saying: “Allegations regarding abuse at Celtic Boys Club first emerged in the 1990s.”


However, Celtic launched an internal investigation in 1986 that found “nothing to substantiate” the claims.


Thompsons Solicitors, which is representing about 20 abuse survivors, is preparing to launch legal action against the club. A Celtic spokesman said: “We would have no comment to make.”


A club insider added: “I’m not aware Torbett was actually employed directly by the club.”


Official magazine highlighted links
Investigations by The Times have exposed the links between Celtic FC and its scandal-hit feeder club (Marc Horne writes).


Celtic has insisted that it is not legally culpable for the widespread abuse, describing the boys’ club as “entirely separate”.


However, their position was contradicted by their own official magazine.


In 1987 an article in The Celtic View said: “It was some 20 short years back that [the Celtic manager] Jock Stein and [the chairman] Sir Robert Kelly brought the boys’ club into the Celtic family.


“It is now 18 years since Jock and [the Celtic scout] John Higgins made the connection official.”


The previous year it featured a report saying: “David Hay [the Celtic manager] complimented Celtic Boys Club and once again confirmed that they are very much a part of Celtic FC.”


An archived copy of the now-defunct feeder club website stated it was the “only official Celtic Boys Club”, while its registered address was a Celtic FC training ground.


Jack McGinn, Celtic’s chairman at the time, was found to have accepted the resignation of the boys’ club coach Frank Cairney after allegations he had abused a teenager on a US tour in 1991. Mr McGinn’s involvement appears at odds with claims that there were no links between the clubs.


The Times uncovered documents showing that Stein had personally recruited Cairney to the boys’ club in 1970.
Cant get more damming than this
 

punk

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Humza is genuinely a disgrace. His silence combined with the fact he has kids is very worrying.
Makes you wonder what is really going on Steve, when the most disgusting of crimes has been committed , and everyone knows its happened, but still people in power are acting as if its not worth bothering about. I am starting to wonder that certain people think they will actually go to hell if they speak up against any Catholic organization. Its like the phuckin dark ages
 

tomvallance1983

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Makes you wonder what is really going on Steve, when the most disgusting of crimes has been committed , and everyone knows its happened, but still people in power are acting as if its not worth bothering about. I am starting to wonder that certain people think they will actually go to hell if they speak up against any Catholic organization. Its like the phuckin dark ages
I don’t think Humza yousaf’s worrying about Catholic Hell. More like missing out on perks next time he’s at Parkhead
 

alexg123

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It is heartening to see the Times recent revelations and the wonderful efforts of posters on here. However, CAN they just ride this out? By they, I mean the police, the Scottish Government, the justice minister, Celtic, the SFA, the rest of the press and other mhedia. Are they able to just ignore this in the tide of covid-19 news until momentum subsides? One would think all media outlets would be picking this up as a huge story. I know there have been hints on here of more to come. My only fear is that this and whatever revelations are to come are kicked down the road until they peter out, and that the so called ongoing ‘investigations’ at the SFA and overdue report will be wilfully delayed until interest ( among the general public at least ) diminishes. Legal action seems to be held up too. Certainly don’t mean to be negative - it is just so exasperating that clocks don’t stop over this.
50 years and more of cover up after cover up and still ignoring it all to this day , it is absolutely despicable that the Scottish Government are continuously ignoring this as are the football authorities , the same football authorities that couldn't wait to punish Rangers back in 2012 but they did not waste any time handing a dodgy title to the paedos . The SNP should be shown up and shamed for ignoring all this covering up and we all know what should happen to that despicable excuse for football club .
 

Grigo Yossarian

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As I've said before, child sexual abuse should never be seen as the norm, but management and directors at Celtic Football Club would most definitely like to make you think it was.

Celtic Football Club and their disgusting denial of responsibility is sickening, that is also true of the SFA and the Scottish government.

Each had/has a duty of care.

The paedophile ring that was so evidently operating within Celtic Football Club is the most disgusting act of child sexual abuse to hit Scottish sport and the victims of these despicable acts of child sexual abuse must never be forgotten.

Celtic Football Club has to accept it's responsibilities, management and directors at said club, knew exactly what was going on and if their denials continue as they are, at some point, this must be seen as a deliberate act of trying to pervert the course of justice and criminal actions must surely be taken against them.

The victims of these paedophiles, that so openly operated within Celtic Football Club must have justice and Celtic Football Club must accept it's responsibilities.

Why is this so hard for certain people to comprehend...............
Agree BIMC.

I think history will probably show us that Scottish sport may be replaced by world sport
mate.
 

Grigo Yossarian

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When are these compensation claims actually going to start going in. We’ve heard this for years now yet there has been no action that I am aware of
There has been one mate. Kim Leslie of Digby Brown was the lawyer IIRC.

Most importantly, it was successful.

It was for abuse by McCafferty, and is rumoured to be a six figure sum.

She previously secured another victim abused by two priests in Fife around £300k.
 
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LenzieLoyal

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When are these compensation claims actually going to start going in. We’ve heard this for years now yet there has been no action that I am aware of

An award was made to the victim, who cannot be named, by the Personal Injury Court in Edinburgh.

The victim’s lawyer, Kim Leslie, said: “For decades my client suffered as a result of McCafferty’s abuse so above all else I’d like pay tribute to him for the courage he has shown in stepping forwards after coming to terms with what happened.

“Ever since McCafferty’s abuse was exposed Celtic FC remained firm in its defence and denial of responsibility. (SHOCKAROONY!)

“However after thorough investigations I was able to present a robust case which resulted in the club admitting liability. ( " I had the bastards by the balls and they caved in as the evidence against the Celtic paedophile was overwhelming! "

“I hope the successful end to this legal action brings closure to my client and also brings hope to those who considering a civil action of their own.” ( Other victims should contact me with all haste due and I'll sue the arse off these bastards for you! " )

Although a compensation figure has not been disclosed, it has been described as “significant”.

McCafferty was jailed for six years and nine months in May after admitting to 12 charges related to child sex abuse against 10 teenage boys between 1972 and 1996. The 73-year-old was a coach and kit man for the Celtic youth team, who also worked for Celtic Boys Club.

Six years for sexually abusing 10 teenage boys is an absolute joke!
 
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