Celtic to be sued in the US over abuse(The Sun)

Robbie Wilson

Well-Known Member
Anybody on here not understanding the implications of this I suggest u go watch the move Spotlight (2015)
CFC are in big big trouble if this goes to trial in the states.
All the CL money in the world won't save them from this they are trueley fuked!
 

StuGers

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StuGers

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The thing I’m hoping here is that the genie is let out of the bottle.

The Scottish press and the Scottish Government are obviously trying to suppress this story, so much so that the press refuse to acknowledge it’s going on or play it down, and the Scottish Justice Minister is denying the cases even exist.

If the American press gets their hands on this massive scandal, it makes it harder for the story to be repressed.
 

bar king bear

New Member
And the lads parents agreed not to contact the police in exchange for him being offered a professional contract. I hope those people sleep well at night with that in their minds every day. I honestly can’t get my head round how any parent could do that.
As bad as BJK. Their compliance brought misery and suffering to dozens (at least) other boys. FFS it might have put a stop to the stuff going on at other clubs in England. Fhilthy bheasts.
 

The Hooded Claw

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When lawyers get the scent of money you can be sure shit is going to happen. This won't go away and the scum will be shitting themselves. No matter what the mhedia do or don't do the law will have the final say. I hope the victims will be compensated but it won't take away the horror they faced as children
 

Rangers Punk

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To me its mental that you honesty think Opus Dei have influence in Scottish football. But totally entitled to your opinion, nothing surprises me on FF anymore :D
Not just Scottish football ffs. It's Scottish society in general.
Why has it become illegal to sing certain songs?..... because they've infiltrated the legal system?.
Why did the SNP keep certain institutions out of its child abuse enquiries?....... because they've infiltrated the political scene?.
Why do the say home rule is rome rule?...... because it's true?.

We're not paranoid......... Enough!.
 

Klaus

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I take it there’s a few thousand pages on Kerrydale St dedicated to this or is that just kept for the Rangers thread?
 

joseph

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Official Ticketer
Wee Fergus would have foreseen all this happening with his knowledge of the suing culture in America/Canada. Probably why he changed their name from the Celic and athletic coy or whatever the fuk it was. They'll be claiming they were a separate entity next, wait and see.
Actually if I remember correctly the Celtic formed by fergus still hold the rights to Celtic football and athletic company to prevent someone else taking the business name and register it as another business from companies house
 

Yer da

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Is there a realistic chance they could be fucked or is this just Ill Phil levels of fantasy?

It seems to me like Shameless FC get away with anything thrown at them, so it's highly unlikely this'll cause any major issues, bar the bad PR.
 

Mexi

Well-Known Member
Is there a realistic chance they could be fucked or is this just Ill Phil levels of fantasy?

It seems to me like Shameless FC get away with anything thrown at them, so it's highly unlikely this'll cause any major issues, bar the bad PR.
They may have a large influence in Scotland, but they are nothing outside the border
 

Beanyrfc79

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Actually if I remember correctly the Celtic formed by fergus still hold the rights to Celtic football and athletic company to prevent someone else taking the business name and register it as another business from companies house
Didnt the bunnet allow Jim Mccafferty to resign for personal reason when in fact he was caught up in a teen sex abuse case? A year or so later he was back in Scottish football with Hibs
 

Maxiglw

Well-Known Member
Don't wait for the SFA / SYFA to intervene

They have similar skeletons in their cupboard - rotten to the core with a very obvious "thread" running through it all.

A Cult that should be expunged from every place of influence as its members put cult before everything
 

Careca

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Was this the tour of Boston where the kid was made sign a hush hush document
No. The one they ‘knew’ about was Kearney New Jersey.
If the FBI do get involved they won’t need to do much research.

Either Lou Macari or Liam Brady (I cant keep track,) has spoken about it in their book and the press!!!
 

Texas ranger

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Nacho69

Well-Known Member
Some info regarding what went on in America with this vile, disgusting club.

We read about what went on with the kids at the hands of these perverts and rightfully are appalled by it, every decent person on this planet should be, but not having experienced it (I sincerely hope not), I doubt we truly understand the impact on these young kids, now adults, lives. Imagine that was one of your kids.

Every day the victims have to live with this and every day the paedo harbourers say it's got nothing to do with them. They disgust me.

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/COVER-UP;+Secret+deal+let+soccer+pervert+off+the+hook.-a061256211

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Shameful+airport+pact+haunts+us+after+5+years;+EXCLUSIVE:+Truth...-a061256232

You would think the DR would be all over this again, it was them that broke these stories. An absolutely shocking read.

c and p'd as most people do not click on the links. Why are these stories not being revisited and highlighted.


Shameful airport pact haunts us after 5 years; EXCLUSIVE: Truth behind the cover-up.



Link/Page Citation



The secret deal which protected a sex pervert for five years was struck in an American airport cafe.

Hours before Celtic Boys' Club were due to fly home, five men sat around a table at bustling Boston airport.

There they sealed the shameful pact that has haunted them since.

Frank Cairney - the man who WAS Celtic Boys' Club - agreed to resign and a dingy chapter in Celtic's history was born.

A young player had claimed he had been touched sexually by Cairney while in bed.

Now the other four men who were part of that airport deal, former chairman Jim McNally and officials Bill Gilfillan, John Gallacher and Willie Hampson, have decided to speak about it for the first time.

They talked to the Daily Record which last week lifted the lid off the sex abuse scandal at the boys club.

Jim McNally, speaking for all four, said: "Apart from sworn statements to Celtic and the police, none of us has ever spoken about what happened.

"It has been painful and has taken a great toll on all of our lives."

Players had been staying in the homes of ex-pat Celtic fans in Kearney, New Jersey, in 1991 for a showpiece tournament. Two were living with exiled Scot, Pat Brannigan.

Jim said: "Pat Brannigan told me that a boy had made a serious allegation against Frank Cairney. I interviewed the boy after Pat Brannigan came for me very early in the morning.

"Pat and his wife Diane were there. I asked a second boy who was also staying at Pat's house to leave the room.


"The first lad was very distraught. He repeated the allegation of a sexual nature against Frank Cairney.

"He said it happened in Pat Brannigan's basement where the boys were sleeping.

"Frank had been staying at a hotel nearby. But it wouldn't have been unusual for him to be in the house because he always went around to where the boys were staying, to make sure they were all right.

"Initially I found the whole thing hard to believe. I had never experienced anything like that before in my life.

"I honestly thought and hoped it was horseplay that had got out of hand a wee bit. Immediately I talked to the other three officials.

"I told them what had happened. We were visiting a theme park that day and I got the senior players together and told them what had happened. They already knew.

"I asked them if they would keep their eye on this lad until we got things sorted out."

He continued: "We decided that we would talk to Frank Cairney and we did. He very forcibly, strenuously denied the allegation. He was very angry. He said nothing happened.

"While we were talking about it, Pat Brannigan arrived and said he had spoken to his lawyer and the police.

"I also spoke to Pat's lawyer about the procedure and what we would do.

"I asked him what would happen if the boy made a formal complaint. And what he told me was the real shocker of the whole thing.

"He said that Frank Cairney would be charged and that the boy, and the other boy who was staying in the house, would be put in protective custody."

Distraught Jim and the officials were terrified to bring in police in case the boys were taken away from them.

He said:"I was absolutely shattered about that. There was no way I could have landed at Glasgow Airport and told two sets of parents that their boys weren't there.

"After that meeting I immediately contacted Celtic, but it was the Glasgow Fair and I had a terrible job trying to get a hold of people.

"I tried Jack McGinn, Jimmy Farrell (Celtic directors), but could not get them. I then phoned Sean McMullen and Bobby Creilly, two other boys' club officials.

"I told them what had happened and I told them of my fear that the boys would be taken into protective custody and that this wasn't for me or even the boy to decide what they should do. I felt his parents should make that decision.


"This was the Thursday and we were due home on the Sunday.

"We also booked three tickets to be held just in case the boy wanted home early.

"I spoke to the lad at regular intervals and he opted to stay at Brannigan's. He seemed to be coping.

"He continued to play in the tournament. I've always admired the boy and how he coped with all of this.

"He was only 16 at the time. He actually started officially playing for Celtic on the Monday after he returned home."

Jim McNally didn't call in the police, but Pat Brannigan may have brought them in. Jim said: "If the police interviewed the boy I wasn't aware of it. I think Pat Brannigan felt we weren't handling it correctly. But the reason we handled it the way we did was because I didn't believe it was up to me to decide what to do.

"Eventually there was a meeting with the boy's parents which Creilly and McMullen had been trying to arrange .

"We left Kennedy airport, New York, on Sunday, but still there was no word. We stopped over at Boston and this is where it all happened.

"There was a message at Boston for me to phone home.

"I was told the meeting had concluded and the outcome was that the boy's parents were quite happy to leave the matter in Celtic's hands, provided Frank Cairney resigned from the boys' club on returning.

"Myself, Willie Hampson, Bill Gilfillan and John Gallacher, the four officials, met in the cafe at Boston airport and we told Frank Cairney what we had been advised.

"He agreed to resign when he went home. We arrived at Glasgow and went straight to the park.

"Jack McGinn organised a meeting at 11am with Frank Cairney and a meeting with me at 2pm.

"At that meeting, he gave me a copy of Frank Cairney's resignation which said he had resigned because he had got promotion in his company and the pressure of work.

"We were still concerned that we weren't quite covered, so we individually consulted lawyers and collectively spoke to a QC for advice.

"He asked if we could produce any more boys who could quote incidents from anywhere at any time. But we knew we couldn't do that."

The deal they had to be part of has left them sad, jaundiced men. All have since left Celtic Boys' Club.

Jim added: "The boy told me what happened. I cannot say what happened.

"But the parents wanted the boy to get on with his career and get on with his life, once they had been given assurances he was coping."

He added: "We were never sworn to secrecy. The boy asked us not to talk about it and we respected his wishes."

Club hotline for victims

Celtic last night set up a counselling service to provide support for families struggling to cope with the trauma of the Boys' Club revelations.

Announcing the hotline, chairman Fergus McCann said: "Celtic Football Club has been receiving many calls from people and families in distress over the alleged incidents.

"In addition to asking people to report allegations to the police, it is obvious many need advice of trained specialists."

The support and advice Hotline opens today and will run for a week between noon and midnight. It is costing Celtic pounds 5000.

McCann also offered his support to current officials of the Boys Club. He added: "It is a great pity their good work should be tarnished by these alleged incidents."

Boys' Club chairman Tony McGuinness said: "The hotline is a very welcome gesture."

Lorraine Rochford of Network Scotland, who have selected the specialists, added: "Celtic Football Club have to be commended for providing this service."

HOW WE EXPOSED SCANDAL

The Daily Record exclusively revealed the Celtic Boys' Club sex abuse scandal a week ago.

In a series of exclusive stories, Scotland's No 1 newspaper unmasked Jim Torbett and Frank Cairney.

We exposed how frightened young players were fondled by the club bosses they trusted.

We revealed how Cairney lied to a local newspaper with claims he didn't know one of his victims.

And we told how pervert Torbett was booted out of the club - only to be allowed to return years later.

After the Record's sensational reports, Torbett was again kicked out by the boys' club.

And detectives have confirmed that they plan to quiz the wealthy businessman.


COPYRIGHT 1996 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.

Copyright 1996 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.
 

williewoodburn

Well-Known Member
We should go to the SFA and suggest a glamour Rangers v Mhanks game in Boston next season.....just to see the level of enthusiasm coming out of the Piggery !
 

muttley

Well-Known Member
You would think the DR would be all over this again, it was them that broke these stories. An absolutely shocking read.

c and p'd as most people do not click on the links. Why are these stories not being revisited and highlighted.


Shameful airport pact haunts us after 5 years; EXCLUSIVE: Truth behind the cover-up.



Link/Page Citation



The secret deal which protected a sex pervert for five years was struck in an American airport cafe.

Hours before Celtic Boys' Club were due to fly home, five men sat around a table at bustling Boston airport.

There they sealed the shameful pact that has haunted them since.

Frank Cairney - the man who WAS Celtic Boys' Club - agreed to resign and a dingy chapter in Celtic's history was born.

A young player had claimed he had been touched sexually by Cairney while in bed.

Now the other four men who were part of that airport deal, former chairman Jim McNally and officials Bill Gilfillan, John Gallacher and Willie Hampson, have decided to speak about it for the first time.

They talked to the Daily Record which last week lifted the lid off the sex abuse scandal at the boys club.

Jim McNally, speaking for all four, said: "Apart from sworn statements to Celtic and the police, none of us has ever spoken about what happened.

"It has been painful and has taken a great toll on all of our lives."

Players had been staying in the homes of ex-pat Celtic fans in Kearney, New Jersey, in 1991 for a showpiece tournament. Two were living with exiled Scot, Pat Brannigan.

Jim said: "Pat Brannigan told me that a boy had made a serious allegation against Frank Cairney. I interviewed the boy after Pat Brannigan came for me very early in the morning.

"Pat and his wife Diane were there. I asked a second boy who was also staying at Pat's house to leave the room.


"The first lad was very distraught. He repeated the allegation of a sexual nature against Frank Cairney.

"He said it happened in Pat Brannigan's basement where the boys were sleeping.

"Frank had been staying at a hotel nearby. But it wouldn't have been unusual for him to be in the house because he always went around to where the boys were staying, to make sure they were all right.

"Initially I found the whole thing hard to believe. I had never experienced anything like that before in my life.

"I honestly thought and hoped it was horseplay that had got out of hand a wee bit. Immediately I talked to the other three officials.

"I told them what had happened. We were visiting a theme park that day and I got the senior players together and told them what had happened. They already knew.

"I asked them if they would keep their eye on this lad until we got things sorted out."

He continued: "We decided that we would talk to Frank Cairney and we did. He very forcibly, strenuously denied the allegation. He was very angry. He said nothing happened.

"While we were talking about it, Pat Brannigan arrived and said he had spoken to his lawyer and the police.

"I also spoke to Pat's lawyer about the procedure and what we would do.

"I asked him what would happen if the boy made a formal complaint. And what he told me was the real shocker of the whole thing.

"He said that Frank Cairney would be charged and that the boy, and the other boy who was staying in the house, would be put in protective custody."

Distraught Jim and the officials were terrified to bring in police in case the boys were taken away from them.

He said:"I was absolutely shattered about that. There was no way I could have landed at Glasgow Airport and told two sets of parents that their boys weren't there.

"After that meeting I immediately contacted Celtic, but it was the Glasgow Fair and I had a terrible job trying to get a hold of people.

"I tried Jack McGinn, Jimmy Farrell (Celtic directors), but could not get them. I then phoned Sean McMullen and Bobby Creilly, two other boys' club officials.

"I told them what had happened and I told them of my fear that the boys would be taken into protective custody and that this wasn't for me or even the boy to decide what they should do. I felt his parents should make that decision.


"This was the Thursday and we were due home on the Sunday.

"We also booked three tickets to be held just in case the boy wanted home early.

"I spoke to the lad at regular intervals and he opted to stay at Brannigan's. He seemed to be coping.

"He continued to play in the tournament. I've always admired the boy and how he coped with all of this.

"He was only 16 at the time. He actually started officially playing for Celtic on the Monday after he returned home."

Jim McNally didn't call in the police, but Pat Brannigan may have brought them in. Jim said: "If the police interviewed the boy I wasn't aware of it. I think Pat Brannigan felt we weren't handling it correctly. But the reason we handled it the way we did was because I didn't believe it was up to me to decide what to do.

"Eventually there was a meeting with the boy's parents which Creilly and McMullen had been trying to arrange .

"We left Kennedy airport, New York, on Sunday, but still there was no word. We stopped over at Boston and this is where it all happened.

"There was a message at Boston for me to phone home.

"I was told the meeting had concluded and the outcome was that the boy's parents were quite happy to leave the matter in Celtic's hands, provided Frank Cairney resigned from the boys' club on returning.

"Myself, Willie Hampson, Bill Gilfillan and John Gallacher, the four officials, met in the cafe at Boston airport and we told Frank Cairney what we had been advised.

"He agreed to resign when he went home. We arrived at Glasgow and went straight to the park.

"Jack McGinn organised a meeting at 11am with Frank Cairney and a meeting with me at 2pm.

"At that meeting, he gave me a copy of Frank Cairney's resignation which said he had resigned because he had got promotion in his company and the pressure of work.

"We were still concerned that we weren't quite covered, so we individually consulted lawyers and collectively spoke to a QC for advice.

"He asked if we could produce any more boys who could quote incidents from anywhere at any time. But we knew we couldn't do that."

The deal they had to be part of has left them sad, jaundiced men. All have since left Celtic Boys' Club.

Jim added: "The boy told me what happened. I cannot say what happened.

"But the parents wanted the boy to get on with his career and get on with his life, once they had been given assurances he was coping."

He added: "We were never sworn to secrecy. The boy asked us not to talk about it and we respected his wishes."

Club hotline for victims

Celtic last night set up a counselling service to provide support for families struggling to cope with the trauma of the Boys' Club revelations.

Announcing the hotline, chairman Fergus McCann said: "Celtic Football Club has been receiving many calls from people and families in distress over the alleged incidents.

"In addition to asking people to report allegations to the police, it is obvious many need advice of trained specialists."

The support and advice Hotline opens today and will run for a week between noon and midnight. It is costing Celtic pounds 5000.

McCann also offered his support to current officials of the Boys Club. He added: "It is a great pity their good work should be tarnished by these alleged incidents."

Boys' Club chairman Tony McGuinness said: "The hotline is a very welcome gesture."

Lorraine Rochford of Network Scotland, who have selected the specialists, added: "Celtic Football Club have to be commended for providing this service."

HOW WE EXPOSED SCANDAL

The Daily Record exclusively revealed the Celtic Boys' Club sex abuse scandal a week ago.

In a series of exclusive stories, Scotland's No 1 newspaper unmasked Jim Torbett and Frank Cairney.

We exposed how frightened young players were fondled by the club bosses they trusted.

We revealed how Cairney lied to a local newspaper with claims he didn't know one of his victims.

And we told how pervert Torbett was booted out of the club - only to be allowed to return years later.

After the Record's sensational reports, Torbett was again kicked out by the boys' club.

And detectives have confirmed that they plan to quiz the wealthy businessman.


COPYRIGHT 1996 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.

Copyright 1996 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

A great find, mate. If anyone can send this to any of the lawyers representing the victims of the scandal please do so. The lawyers may not be aware that this article even exists and could be crucial as it says that crimes took place in the USA.
 

Tommyhlrsc

Well-Known Member
Official Ticketer
Was one of Cabinet not outed as a member of Opus dei
https://www.scotsman.com/news/.../kelly-facing-pressure-over-opus-dei-links-1-6723...
Kelly facing pressure over Opus Dei links - The Scotsman
https://www.scotsman.com/news/.../kelly-facing-pressure-over-opus-dei-links-1-6723...

22 Jan 2005 - "Of all the Cabinet posts an Opus Dei member could hold, Education Secretary is the most dangerous because the main problem with the cult is ...

This witch used to be my MP..
Born in Ulster, she had no time for anything Non-Catholic but pretended otherwise. Unbelievably she was also Minister for Equality :)):rolleyes: and also Communities ( her own perceived communities ) Minister who had no qualms admitting her Opus Dei links - A wolf in sheep's clothing if ever there was one.



Opus Dei = OK, Fine and dandy

Orangeman/Woman = Perceived bigot

How is this even possible in a supposedly Protestant Country?

For those of you who think the far reaching tentacles of the Church of Rome have no effect in our world/society - Think again.
 

Harthill Bill

Well-Known Member
The Sun you say?

" A source revealed "

" The Scots-based insider "

" A spokesman for Celtic FC said: “ We would not make any comment.”

If I didn't know better I'd say the whole thing's made up pish.
 

Geoff Hurst

Well-Known Member
You would think the DR would be all over this again, it was them that broke these stories. An absolutely shocking read.

c and p'd as most people do not click on the links. Why are these stories not being revisited and highlighted.


Shameful airport pact haunts us after 5 years; EXCLUSIVE: Truth behind the cover-up.



Link/Page Citation



The secret deal which protected a sex pervert for five years was struck in an American airport cafe.

Hours before Celtic Boys' Club were due to fly home, five men sat around a table at bustling Boston airport.

There they sealed the shameful pact that has haunted them since.

Frank Cairney - the man who WAS Celtic Boys' Club - agreed to resign and a dingy chapter in Celtic's history was born.

A young player had claimed he had been touched sexually by Cairney while in bed.

Now the other four men who were part of that airport deal, former chairman Jim McNally and officials Bill Gilfillan, John Gallacher and Willie Hampson, have decided to speak about it for the first time.

They talked to the Daily Record which last week lifted the lid off the sex abuse scandal at the boys club.

Jim McNally, speaking for all four, said: "Apart from sworn statements to Celtic and the police, none of us has ever spoken about what happened.

"It has been painful and has taken a great toll on all of our lives."

Players had been staying in the homes of ex-pat Celtic fans in Kearney, New Jersey, in 1991 for a showpiece tournament. Two were living with exiled Scot, Pat Brannigan.

Jim said: "Pat Brannigan told me that a boy had made a serious allegation against Frank Cairney. I interviewed the boy after Pat Brannigan came for me very early in the morning.

"Pat and his wife Diane were there. I asked a second boy who was also staying at Pat's house to leave the room.


"The first lad was very distraught. He repeated the allegation of a sexual nature against Frank Cairney.

"He said it happened in Pat Brannigan's basement where the boys were sleeping.

"Frank had been staying at a hotel nearby. But it wouldn't have been unusual for him to be in the house because he always went around to where the boys were staying, to make sure they were all right.

"Initially I found the whole thing hard to believe. I had never experienced anything like that before in my life.

"I honestly thought and hoped it was horseplay that had got out of hand a wee bit. Immediately I talked to the other three officials.

"I told them what had happened. We were visiting a theme park that day and I got the senior players together and told them what had happened. They already knew.

"I asked them if they would keep their eye on this lad until we got things sorted out."

He continued: "We decided that we would talk to Frank Cairney and we did. He very forcibly, strenuously denied the allegation. He was very angry. He said nothing happened.

"While we were talking about it, Pat Brannigan arrived and said he had spoken to his lawyer and the police.

"I also spoke to Pat's lawyer about the procedure and what we would do.

"I asked him what would happen if the boy made a formal complaint. And what he told me was the real shocker of the whole thing.

"He said that Frank Cairney would be charged and that the boy, and the other boy who was staying in the house, would be put in protective custody."

Distraught Jim and the officials were terrified to bring in police in case the boys were taken away from them.

He said:"I was absolutely shattered about that. There was no way I could have landed at Glasgow Airport and told two sets of parents that their boys weren't there.

"After that meeting I immediately contacted Celtic, but it was the Glasgow Fair and I had a terrible job trying to get a hold of people.

"I tried Jack McGinn, Jimmy Farrell (Celtic directors), but could not get them. I then phoned Sean McMullen and Bobby Creilly, two other boys' club officials.

"I told them what had happened and I told them of my fear that the boys would be taken into protective custody and that this wasn't for me or even the boy to decide what they should do. I felt his parents should make that decision.


"This was the Thursday and we were due home on the Sunday.

"We also booked three tickets to be held just in case the boy wanted home early.

"I spoke to the lad at regular intervals and he opted to stay at Brannigan's. He seemed to be coping.

"He continued to play in the tournament. I've always admired the boy and how he coped with all of this.

"He was only 16 at the time. He actually started officially playing for Celtic on the Monday after he returned home."

Jim McNally didn't call in the police, but Pat Brannigan may have brought them in. Jim said: "If the police interviewed the boy I wasn't aware of it. I think Pat Brannigan felt we weren't handling it correctly. But the reason we handled it the way we did was because I didn't believe it was up to me to decide what to do.

"Eventually there was a meeting with the boy's parents which Creilly and McMullen had been trying to arrange .

"We left Kennedy airport, New York, on Sunday, but still there was no word. We stopped over at Boston and this is where it all happened.

"There was a message at Boston for me to phone home.

"I was told the meeting had concluded and the outcome was that the boy's parents were quite happy to leave the matter in Celtic's hands, provided Frank Cairney resigned from the boys' club on returning.

"Myself, Willie Hampson, Bill Gilfillan and John Gallacher, the four officials, met in the cafe at Boston airport and we told Frank Cairney what we had been advised.

"He agreed to resign when he went home. We arrived at Glasgow and went straight to the park.

"Jack McGinn organised a meeting at 11am with Frank Cairney and a meeting with me at 2pm.

"At that meeting, he gave me a copy of Frank Cairney's resignation which said he had resigned because he had got promotion in his company and the pressure of work.

"We were still concerned that we weren't quite covered, so we individually consulted lawyers and collectively spoke to a QC for advice.

"He asked if we could produce any more boys who could quote incidents from anywhere at any time. But we knew we couldn't do that."

The deal they had to be part of has left them sad, jaundiced men. All have since left Celtic Boys' Club.

Jim added: "The boy told me what happened. I cannot say what happened.

"But the parents wanted the boy to get on with his career and get on with his life, once they had been given assurances he was coping."

He added: "We were never sworn to secrecy. The boy asked us not to talk about it and we respected his wishes."

Club hotline for victims

Celtic last night set up a counselling service to provide support for families struggling to cope with the trauma of the Boys' Club revelations.

Announcing the hotline, chairman Fergus McCann said: "Celtic Football Club has been receiving many calls from people and families in distress over the alleged incidents.

"In addition to asking people to report allegations to the police, it is obvious many need advice of trained specialists."

The support and advice Hotline opens today and will run for a week between noon and midnight. It is costing Celtic pounds 5000.

McCann also offered his support to current officials of the Boys Club. He added: "It is a great pity their good work should be tarnished by these alleged incidents."

Boys' Club chairman Tony McGuinness said: "The hotline is a very welcome gesture."

Lorraine Rochford of Network Scotland, who have selected the specialists, added: "Celtic Football Club have to be commended for providing this service."

HOW WE EXPOSED SCANDAL

The Daily Record exclusively revealed the Celtic Boys' Club sex abuse scandal a week ago.

In a series of exclusive stories, Scotland's No 1 newspaper unmasked Jim Torbett and Frank Cairney.

We exposed how frightened young players were fondled by the club bosses they trusted.

We revealed how Cairney lied to a local newspaper with claims he didn't know one of his victims.

And we told how pervert Torbett was booted out of the club - only to be allowed to return years later.

After the Record's sensational reports, Torbett was again kicked out by the boys' club.

And detectives have confirmed that they plan to quiz the wealthy businessman.


COPYRIGHT 1996 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright Copyright 1996 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.
As has been mentioned may times on here why is McNally calling the beggars if they have nothing to do with the boys club?They really are a disgusting collection of offensive bastards
 

BandOfBrothers

Active Member
I have said it before not on here but we should be targeting the likes of Piers Morgan (love him or hate him) he is big in the US and here with the balls to after them we just need to make him aware. I think exposing a pedophile ring in the UK and over there would be better than interviewing some auld man ready to die after killing 5 women.
 

dt17

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Maybe some of those living in the states could clear things up, but if victims came forward - would criminal charges be brought against the individuals / club for the crime and subsequent coverup?

Also, are the punishments over there harsher than the UK? 4 years for Cairney is ridiculous.
 

Wilkinsvolley

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The Sun you say?

" A source revealed "

" The Scots-based insider "

" A spokesman for Celtic FC said: “ We would not make any comment.”

If I didn't know better I'd say the whole thing's made up pish.
People have been saying they make pish up about us to protect the scum so how does making this up fit with that?
 
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