Victims lawyer urges Celtic to set millions aside

Div1872

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Sky have been got at

Nothing on news and we are now onto the business news

I defo think someone has got them to dump the article
 

Earl of Leven

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One of the saddest and most upsetting aspects is that - joking aside - most of us do know some of them. Maybe not close friends but we know them. And not one has ever cared about this despite knowing...in fact they only care about getting caught. It is a weird, creepy, feeling to know that friends, colleagues etc knew and thought only of their club avoiding justice. Burt, McSherry etc were ostricised, and cast out in fact...there were no calls for justice, the truth or even an enquiry. People say "They're like us but with green scarves..." but I really doubt that.
 

Superrangers

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Sky have been got at

Nothing on news and we are now onto the business news

I defo think someone has got them to dump the article
Clearly. No other explanation. Not being reported on SSN. Should be trending.

They have even been reporting on Robert Kraft’s alleged prostitution scandal.
 

ThomasMRFC

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I honestly see huge problems ahead in trying to get a judicial review. The ruling party are incompetent and hugely pro Celtic, as are the football authorities, and most journalists.
100% agree there’s no appetite from the govt or media to. Zilch. The victims will hopefully get compensation but as for any significant damage to Celtic I honestly don’t see how it happens
 

StuGers

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John Cullen

https://www.scotsman.com/news-2-15012/father-who-took-photos-of-nude-boys-walks-free-1-532404

A FORMER photographer who worked with Celtic FC has walked free from court after admitting taking pictures of naked young boys.
John Cullen, 49, of Pollokshaws, Glasgow, took children as young as ten back to his flat before persuading them to pose for the camera.


Cullen avoided a lengthy jail sentence and was placed on probation for three years at Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday after he pled guilty to a charge of lewd and libidinous behaviour.


The sentence provoked outrage from one children’s charity after it emerged that none of the boys on the 250 images taken by Cullen had been traced.


A spokeswoman for Children First said: "Behind every indecent image of a child, there’s a real child. Children depend on adults to keep them safe.

"It is essential that the offending behaviour is addressed and that offenders are not released back on to the streets to repeat such crimes against children.

"We must show children that they can come forward to tell about their experiences."

Cullen’s crime was first uncovered in May 2002, when cleaners were sweeping out a room at Celtic Park where Cullen kept his equipment.



The workers discovered a black bin bag and opened it to check if it was rubbish. Instead, however, they found bundles of black and white photos of nude and semi-naked young boys.

Officials at the club immediately called the police, before quizzing the married father-of-two about the photos. He admitted to inviting children to a house in Glasgow in 1982, where he took a series of photographs.

Cullen had first appeared in court last October, but the case was continually adjourned to allow police to try to identify the victims.

Despite prosecutors calling in specialist help from Scotland Yard’s paedophile unit, they still remain nameless.



Procurator-fiscal Liz Ramsey did say, however, it was believed the boys were aged between ten and 13.


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Cullen was sacked from Celtic in June 2002. Some of his former colleagues, including Celtic View editor Joe Sullivan and club security chief Ronnie Hawthorn, had been due to give evidence against him.

In court yesterday, Sharon Gardener, defending, said: "This man realises that he has problems in his life and needs the help to address them as soon as possible."

Sheriff Susan Raeburn QC told Cullen: "You will be placed on probation, but breach this order and you will be brought back to court, where a custodial sentence will be passed."
And for anyone reading that, yes, you read that correctly:

CELTC PARK HAS BEEN BEING USED AS A STORAGE FACILITY FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.
 

TwoBadMice

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ThomasMRFC

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The next week will be ridden out, confined to chip paper within the fortnight, never ever to be mentioned again. A damning indictment on modern day Scotland and what we have allowed this country to become.
Exactly. What are people expecting to happen

Enough claims to bankrupt them. Highly unlikely as they have plenty money in the bank from 8 years no competition and access to Europe

Govt to shut them down or a public enquiry - aye take away a large number of the snp vote- never gonna happen

The sfa to punish them - they have people on the sfa board and no media push for action. I honestly expect the sfa to ignore it. Complete opposite of title striping campaign
 

Grigo Yossarian

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Exactly. What are people expecting to happen

Enough claims to bankrupt them. Highly unlikely as they have plenty money in the bank from 8 years no competition and access to Europe

Govt to shut them down or a public enquiry - aye take away a large number of the snp vote- never gonna happen

The sfa to punish them - they have people on the sfa board and no media push for action. I honestly expect the sfa to ignore it. Complete opposite of title striping campaign
There won’t be enough to wipe them out, but even 10m on top of the Co-op repayment of 6m this year puts a big dunt in them financially mate.
 

daven37

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Suggest we get screen grabs of any reports on media sites,

If what is being said is true about Sky then it seems the filth are moving quickly to cover their bases and get threats out to media outlets to stop them reporting freely on this case.

They are working behind the scenes to control the narrative. They are masters of secrets and lies. How high this goes is the question - who is protecting them - the Scottish legal system? The Scottish Government? The catholic church?

I hope someone is friendly with Mark Daly so we can find out what Dornan was wanting to link him about.

Maybe Dornan was simply putting his name out there on Daly's twitter in the hope of a backlash then he could claim to be a victim of abuse and divert attention away from the story.

This whole thing still fxxking stinks of cover up and manipulation from the highest levels of power. As I said earlier - secrets and lies.
 

BrooklynBlue

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One of the saddest and most upsetting aspects is that - joking aside - most of us do know some of them. Maybe not close friends but we know them. And not one has ever cared about this despite knowing...in fact they only care about getting caught. It is a weird, creepy, feeling to know that friends, colleagues etc knew and thought only of their club avoiding justice. Burt, McSherry etc were ostricised, and cast out in fact...there were no calls for justice, the truth or even an enquiry. People say "They're like us but with green scarves..." but I really doubt that.
For a support that loves to moralise and attach themselves to every social justice initiative, it is shocking the silence on this particular issue.
 

billyboyblue

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Something strange that the story was on the BBC News website most read headlines at number 4 only 20mins ago, but is now no longer in that list?
I read that multiple times a day, every day, and I've never seen a story disappear off that list as quick as that before??
 

The Double A Man

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It's still on Sky as a written article even though its not on the televised bulletin as such.They go into quite a lot of detail even mentioning the unnamed ex footballer in his 50s who thought it strange that after a trip to Manchester McCafferty told the boys that he was taking them to Crewe to meet a friend of his(Bennell).This is far from being scrapped by Sky from what I can see.
 

Blue Steel

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Suggest we get screen grabs of any reports on media sites,

If what is being said is true about Sky then it seems the filth are moving quickly to cover their bases and get threats out to media outlets to stop them reporting freely on this case.

They are working behind the scenes to control the narrative. They are masters of secrets and lies. How high this goes is the question - who is protecting them - the Scottish legal system? The Scottish Government? The catholic church?

I hope someone is friendly with Mark Daly so we can find out what Dornan was wanting to link him about.

Maybe Dornan was simply putting his name out there on Daly's twitter in the hope of a backlash then he could claim to be a victim of abuse and divert attention away from the story.

This whole thing still fxxking stinks of cover up and manipulation from the highest levels of power. As I said earlier - secrets and lies.
Your Daly theory mate , was also my first thoughts , put more of a target on him .
 

Blue Steel

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It's still on Sky as a written article even though its not on the televised bulletin as such.They go into quite a lot of detail even mentioning the unnamed ex footballer in his 50s who thought it strange that after a trip to Manchester McCafferty told the boys that he was taking them to Crewe to meet a friend of his(Bennell).This is far from being scrapped by Sky from what I can see.
Why not on main news loop mate , also original tweet was took down minutes after it appeared .
 

Craigie

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https://news.sky.com/story/jim-mcca...s-sexually-abusing-young-footballers-11719674



A former Celtic youth coach has been jailed for nearly seven years after pleading guilty to 12 charges of sexually abusing young footballers.
Jim McCafferty, 72, admitted a series of sexual offences between the 1970s and 1990s at the High Court in Edinburgh and was sentenced to six years and nine months.

The convicted paedophile's links with Celtic were more than 20 years ago. He also worked at Hibernian and was well known as a youth coach with boys' clubs in Scotland.
One former player, who was abused by McCafferty when he was just 14, told Sky News: "I was devastated, frightened and scared.
"I started drinking, even at that age, and I dreamed of being a footballer.

"I was drinking just to get to sleep at night. I used to always remember buying a quarter bottle of vodka and a bottle of Irn Bru.
"I would be up to the bedroom drinking that, just to get to sleep at night, to try and blur out what I had been through."
The man, whose identity is protected under the law, described how McCafferty had used his reputation as a successful coach and the promise of a career in the game to groom him.
The abuse took place on quiet country roads on the way back from matches.
"I would always fight him off, I would always try and fight him off, but bearing in mind at that time he must have been 19 or 20 stone, and a huge frame of a man, it was difficult."
The man, who is now in his 50s, said he hopes that McCafferty never sees the outside of a prison cell again, but a lot more needs to happen.
McCafferty is the fourth former coach associated with Celtic Football Club or Celtic Boys Club to be convicted of child sex abuse in recent months.
Last November, Celtic Boys Club founder Jim Torbett was jailed for six months. Another coach, teacher Gerald King, was convicted of abusing boys at a school.
In February, a former manager of Celtic Boys Club, Frank Cairney, was jailed for four years after being convicted of nine charges of sexually abusing young players.
After the earlier convictions, Celtic Football Club expressed "deep regret" for the victims, but said Celtic Boys Club was a separate entity.
"Although Celtic Football Club is an entirely separate organisation to Celtic Boys Club, we wish to express our deep regret that these incidents took place, as well as our sympathy for the victims who suffered abuse."
Lawyers for the victims are pursuing both Celtic and the SFA for compensation.
Patrick McGuire, a partner at Thompsons Solicitors, said, "With McCafferty today pleading guilty and being convicted of abuse it shows and puts beyond any doubt that the level of abuse that took place in a general Celtic football setting was absolutely prolific, it was horrific."
Police have also investigated the relationship between McCafferty and former Crewe Alexandra coach Barry Bennell, who repeatedly abused young boys in his care.

The former player who spoke to Sky News described how the ex-coach used to run an under-12s team.
He told of how McCafferty asked him to help train the kids which included a weekend trip to Manchester.
"Afterwards the strangest thing happened. We all got back in the mini bus and McCafferty said, 'I am going to take you to see a friend of mine.' We drove from Manchester to Crewe and I thought, 'Why are we going to Crewe?'
"It was Barry Bennell who we met, he introduced us to him."
Mr McGuire added: "Two prolific paedophiles working together is beyond any form of coincidence. To my mind this has to represent some form of footballing paedophile ring.
"What we don't know yet is the level of abuse that Scottish survivors suffered at the hands of Barry Bennell, but I wouldn't be surprised if more people come forward in the weeks and months ahead."
The victims' lawyers want to see a judge-led inquiry into what they regard as the biggest abuse scandal in British sport.
 
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