Victims lawyer urges Celtic to set millions aside

Red_White_Blue

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It absolutely is worrying mate.
I've got friends who are St Mirren fans, Dundee fans etc, and they loved weighing in with the sevco and tax pish, but a paedophile ring? Not fucking interested.
A few years ago, an unpaid bill to a f.uckin face painter was the crime of the century with these pricks......where is the outrage and disgust, now that it is actually merited....?
Kind of makes you think twice mentioning it as don’t want to be tarred with the “points scoring” brush BUT we absolutely should be keeping it out there. How many boys lives ruined just to keep the “good name” of that club? Where’s the justified outrage from decent people? They would be revelling in it if it was any other club, and one in particular.

It’s horrific when you think how these paedophiles worm their way in everywhere - you don’t even know who’s living in your own street! They are everywhere. Sadly not just limited to one club. But it’s how it’s dealt with and how you ensure it never happens again (or not) that shows the kind of person/company whatever you are. This should have been dealt with properly - police involved, no chance of a return to the club, justice for the boys who suffered - not just swept under the carpet to protect the brand.
 

ThomasMRFC

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It appears now it could have been a nation wide pedophile ring. From celebs like savile to barnell to the people in Celtic . How many more we don’t know about. Simple as this if you were famous in the 60/70s you could pretty much get away with anything. People would rather protect themselves than report it. Football contracts handed out to people who didn’t want to stay silent. Wouldn’t surprise me if politicians were found to be involved. This went way above Celtic to the very top. The media were told by the govt to ssshh
 

Bouncy

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the fact some on here commenting seem to believe that this is only about money to the victims (and more will come forward when the compo starts to be issued) or salivating over how much it's going to cost celtic on a purely footballing side is deplorable, those reasons should not and never be the priority.

Justice for the victims is the priority
 

El Bufalo

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billyboyblue

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Kind of makes you think twice mentioning it as don’t want to be tarred with the “points scoring” brush BUT we absolutely should be keeping it out there. How many boys lives ruined just to keep the “good name” of that club? Where’s the justified outrage from decent people? They would be revelling in it if it was any other club, and one in particular.

It’s horrific when you think how these paedophiles worm their way in everywhere - you don’t even know who’s living in your own street! They are everywhere. Sadly not just limited to one club. But it’s how it’s dealt with and how you ensure it never happens again (or not) that shows the kind of person/company whatever you are. This should have been dealt with properly - police involved, no chance of a return to the club, justice for the boys who suffered - not just swept under the carpet to protect the brand.
Correct....it is far too big a scandal for it to be allowed to just disappear.
The "point scoring" argument is just a pathetic attempt to deflect by those who want it to disappear.
The sad fact is....paedophiles will attempt to embed themselves wherever potential victims are. Organisations (and individuals) have to ensure that there are robust checks in place and if these fail or are compromised...then the authorities are notified immediately. That is where that vile club failed. That is the story here.
Those who dont see that, dont want to see it. It's not "point scoring" or "an obsession with paedophiles". Those who use these responses should be utterly ashamed of themselves.
 

arnietac1

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Official Ticketer
Wow Daly and the other guy didnae miss. Looks like they are actively trying to determine if they knew all each other. Maybe someone who was abused by more than one of them would be the killer blow.

Disgusting listening to that and no comment from Sellik yet.
 

Bluebluesea

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Speaking to one of them today, had the news story up on computer, “ shocking he only got 6 years “ he said, I replied, “ it’s a disgrace , they need to get to the bottom of that whole sordid ring.” .......silence, not a word back.
 

Sheamaker

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Wow Daly and the other guy didnae miss. Looks like they are actively trying to determine if they knew all each other. Maybe someone who was abused by more than one of them would be the killer blow.

Disgusting listening to that and no comment from Sellik yet.
See to me I find it worse that nobody has come forward being abused by more than one. 4 predators at the club at the same time and just seems a big coincidence that there was no crossover if they weren't actively talking to each other.

McCafferty confession, been a while since I seen it didn't he mention they as if he knew there was more?
 

Mview83

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Speaking to one of them today, had the news story up on computer, “ shocking he only got 6 years “ he said, I replied, “ it’s a disgrace , they need to get to the bottom of that whole sordid ring.” .......silence, not a word back.
They think that by feigning outrage and saying things like the sentencing being light is enough and they can pay lip service and everyone will move on.

They are a collective disgrace. Reprehensible.
 

Wilkinsvolley

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Threats based on what, though?

The media are reporting a court case and a series of convictions. Celtic's name is included because of the perpetrators' connection to the club.
Maybe not Celtic but the sfa head man who happens to be a media man with close ties to Dermot could be threatening all sorts of non cooperation etc. The main reason he’s in there in the first place.
 

Gogso

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I hope it’s the silence that kills them. If they just accepted guilt they might have got away with just paying compo aye it might have cost them a few million but they would have been fine financially . This whole seperate entity defence could really turn the decent members of society against them and end up with calls for the govt or the sfa to take action . The cover up is the vile part. These horrible people are everywhere but do the right thing and you are at least not an enabler.
I wish but not holding my breath
 

BrooklynBlue

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Maybe not Celtic but the sfa head man who happens to be a media man with close ties to Dermot could be threatening all sorts of non cooperation etc. The main reason he’s in there in the first place.
What "sorts of non cooperation" - failing to get an interview with their new manager, removal of advertising from their paper?
 

ThomasMRFC

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Spoke to 2 Celtic fans who have the usual head in the sand attitude today literally no interest to discuss it. Even the gf who is one of them told me to %^*& off when I mentioned it and would only say it was sad it happened but it was a individual crime and nothing to do with Celtic. She’s not even a proper fan only really through her dad prob doesn’t even know the club silence but has the same attitude as the rest of them. Can only hope it all comes out and they can’t anymore
 

daven37

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the fact some on here commenting seem to believe that this is only about money to the victims (and more will come forward when the compo starts to be issued) or salivating over how much it's going to cost celtic on a purely footballing side is deplorable, those reasons should not and never be the priority.

Justice for the victims is the priority
Of course justice for the victims is the priority but it must not stop there.

It is not a case of salivating over how much this will cost celtic. Celtic must be punished heavily for this so a message is sent out that institutions who turn a blind eye to abuse will not escape justice.

Right now Scotland seems like a pedophiles paradise because of light punishments and the cover ups that are clearly in place to prevent big businesses being held accountable.

So yes the victims are the priority but also appropriate punishments are essential so nobody or no business or sporting institution escapes justice.
 

Wilkinsvolley

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What "sorts of non cooperation" - failing to get an interview with their new manager, removal of advertising from their paper?
I’m not sure but I suppose it could be anything or just pulling some string, calling in favours or applying other types of pressure. He was chosen and installed for a reason and it wouldn’t be the good of Scottish football.
 

Red_White_Blue

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I hope it’s the silence that kills them. If they just accepted guilt they might have got away with just paying compo aye it might have cost them a few million but they would have been fine financially . This whole seperate entity defence could really turn the decent members of society against them and end up with calls for the govt or the sfa to take action . The cover up is the vile part. These horrible people are everywhere but do the right thing and you are at least not an enabler.
Yes the powers that be at Celtic should have accepted and acknowledged it happened in the first place. At their club. By employees of their club. Apologise on behalf of past regimes covering it up therefore preventing justice being done and not ensuring the safety of boys linked to the club. They aren’t the first organisation infiltrated by paedophiles and sadly won’t be the last. But clearly back then there were no safeguards in place to protect these boys. The disturbing thing is it was an
“open secret” and nobody within the Celtic hierarchy put a stop to it.
 
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