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?
You need a new MrsSpoke 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
Nothing should be off the table, sponsors, players should know that they are condoning paedophilia.I've seen a few mention this online, but is there scope for the following:
Any player linked with them in the summer bombard their social media with facts on that rancid clubs sordid past
PREDATORS Celtic Boys Club at centre of paedophile ring cover-up claims after FOURTH footie perv nailed
The Hoops could be hit by multi-million pound claims over the abuse scandal as one victim of kitman James McCafferty alleges a beasts' network abused players 'for many years'
By Graham Mann
14th May 2019, 10:31 pm
CELTIC Boys Club was at the centre of paedophile ring cover-up claims tonight after a fourth predator was nailed.
One victim of kitman James McCafferty, 73 alleged a beasts’ network abused starlets “for many years”.
He said: “I genuinely believe there has been a paedophile ring in operation for many years. I believe it has been covered up by various people in various prominent positions.”
Lawyer Patrick McGuire added: “The level of abuse that took place in a general
Celtic setting was prolific.”
Celtic Boys Club abuse victims’ lawyer urges Hoops chiefs to set aside millions for compo payouts like Manchester City
Well the point being made is where has his obsession with all things Scottish football related gone now that there really is something worth reporting. (Of course, we all know the answer.)I'd go one further and say it's THE biggest child abuse scandal ever in British sporting history.
IIRC there was a separate inquiry into Scottish football abuse which was halted/delayed until all the cases at court were finished.It's undeniable that there are people out there who are actively trying to stop the victims getting justice, those with a vested interest in CFC. There are others who I think probably just don't want to get involved either because they don't want the hassle or don't want to lose votes by upsetting celtic support.
I don't think anyone on here would disagree with that statement above. That being the case, I think the best way to try get support for a inquiry is to highlight how rife it was within Scottish football. I read somewhere that Police Scotland have investigated and found 153 cases of abuse in Scottish football. 153!!!
Yet the Scottish government deemed that sport should be outwith the scope of the inquiry into CSA, given that it was so prevalent how can any parent be confident that their kid is safe when they allow them to go train at a football team? If there hasn't been an inquiry to learn from the mistakes of the past how can we know they won't be repeated in the future?
That would likely lead to a reticence when it comes to encouraging youngsters to take up the national sport. That line of argument is more likely to win over those too scared to call for an inquiry IMO.
*** Before anyone has a go, I think it's an abomination on Scottish society that you have to come up with ways to convince people to do something about this but we need to engage in realpolitik.
This has been systematic since childhood for a lot of their fans mate. If you get my driftSpoke 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
Totally agree. Police Scotland and the COPFS have made too many mistakes and lost critical evidence so they should be removed from any investigation due to their lack of professionalismThe English police should be involved now.its a UK wide investigation.
Penn state in usa had one (if i’m not mistaken) convicted abuser and they have compensation payments well over $100M. This from 1.5 year ago:
Sky News tonight would've had Japanese Pete quivering with rage. Superb coverage, at long long last....and blowing the separate entity pish out of the water.
Agreed,English police should do there own investigation,this is the tip of the ice Berg ,I would expect victims to come forward now,it may start with a trickle comming forward,the dam has well and truly burst now.i would expect a statement from deflection fc tomorrow.its to big to ignore.Totally agree. Police Scotland and the COPFS have made too many mistakes and lost critical evidence so they should be removed from any investigation due to their lack of professionalism
Get the English Police involved if offences have taken place in England
I have very little confidence in PS and COPFS as they are not serving the public well
McCAfferty was a repeat child sex offender and he only gets 6 years and 9 months for more child sexual offences
WTF is wrong in Scotland??