Victims lawyer urges Celtic to set millions aside

johnkp

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It’s coming mate. BBC Scotland and the Nationalists can sit on it as long as they want. ITV are on it now and they won’t let it go. If sturgeon doesn’t launch an inquiry soon into Celtic and the SFA then she’ll do herself more damage than she already has imo. This is just the start of uncovering the beasts and the ones who knew. Well done the victims for coming forward and hopefully it gives more victims of what went on the incentive to do the same.
All we need now is for Channel Four to get involved. Alex Thomson will get his sleeves rolled up and there'll nowhere for them to hide.

Watch out for flying pigs.
 

Harthill Bill

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Last night, Patrick McGuire, of Thompsons Solicitors, which represents victims of abuse, said: “We have several sources of evidence now that show there were links between McCafferty and Bennell and links between McCafferty and Torbett.

“We have two or three of the most prolific paedophiles in the football setting who all happened to be connected to games and tournaments.

“Is that too much of a coincidence for there not to be any form of organisation? Our view would be absolutely.

“It defies all statistics or logical analysis for us to be looking at anything other than what would seem to be some form of paedophile ring operating in football at that time.”
It's all becoming very uncomfortable for Celtic and those who turned a blind eye to the abuse that took place on their watch.
 

Zander73

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All we need now is for Channel Four to get involved. Alex Thomson will get his sleeves rolled up and there'll nowhere for them to hide.

Watch out for flying pigs.
We’ll see mate. I honestly don’t see how this can be swept away though?
 

AzorIbrox

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Spiers out with the big, bag Rangers rhetoric.

These snakes have got to be bought and paid for? There can be no other reason for their actions.

Same with that Alex Thomson guy appearing out of nowhere to attack us at any opportunity. A friend of Phil isn’t he?

The attacks on us always felt orchestrated. Now the defence of the pedophiles and their enablers seem orchestrated too. Something stinks.
 

Superrangers

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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??
Catholics looking after their own.
 

jf1960

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No word as yet from Celtic Football Club, the SFA/SPFL And The Scottish Government I think they all might be having a wee conference call first. And to think wee Nippy was on TV within hours of a coin hitting wee Lennie's jacket. .
#yoursilencesaysalot
 

Gaz030191

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All we need now is for Channel Four to get involved. Alex Thomson will get his sleeves rolled up and there'll nowhere for them to hide.

Watch out for flying pigs.
If he does get involved he'll certainly dig deep in to it, but he's been incredibly quiet so far to the point I'm not sure if he'll take up the story.
 

Blue Steel

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If he does get involved he'll certainly dig deep in to it, but he's been incredibly quiet so far to the point I'm not sure if he'll take up the story.
No chance mate he was involved in the biggest scandal in sporting history , were one club used dodgy tax scheme , no way he would be interested in a UK wide peado ring with 10s maybe hundreds of victims over four decades , his lack of interest in this , shows he was head hunted by the tarriers to take our issues to a UK audience .
 

BlueKop

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i keep getting asked to provide evidence of their cover-up every time i comment, can never reply as im not exact on the details. really hope these f*ckers get their comeuppance and the survivors get proper closure
 

mulguy1953

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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.
King was right to call that creep out, but how can there be no conflict of interest when Maclennan is employed by Dermot & that other Celtic director
Shifty is chairman of the Press Association group, Independent News & Media as well as SPFL ?????
I would think this arsehole would be able to come down heavily on any journalist or paper that would run with any in depth story
Am I right in saying Dermot & the other director own around 49% of Independent News & media group?
 

ThomasMRFC

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Had to chance to think about last 24 hours

Good news
Another horrible man will hopefully die in jail

The victims will hopefully get some compensation and a apology eventually through the courts

Bad news
Story’s are already being buried and is already being talked about less. Celtics PR which sadly they are excellent at is working

The govt or the sfa have no appetite for a public enquiry and I think it’s unlikely to happen

The media will not investigate this deeply and hope it will disappear (stark contrast to the tax case)

I’m summary it’s good news for the victims who hopefully can find closure soon. But this is not gonna impact Celtic significantly in any way and the cover up is likely to remain just that.
 

dt17

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BTW has any Scottish politician came out and spoke about it?

I understand why the likes of Dornan, Yousaf etc haven't but what about the other parties? Surely it's an open goal to criticise the SNP?
 

LisburnLoyalBear

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Had to chance to think about last 24 hours

Good news
Another horrible man will hopefully die in jail

The victims will hopefully get some compensation and a apology eventually through the courts

Bad news
Story’s are already being buried and is already being talked about less. Celtics PR which sadly they are excellent at is working

The govt or the sfa have no appetite for a public enquiry and I think it’s unlikely to happen

The media will not investigate this deeply and hope it will disappear (stark contrast to the tax case)

I’m summary it’s good news for the victims who hopefully can find closure soon. But this is not gonna impact Celtic significantly in any way and the cover up is likely to remain just that.
BBC Scotland homepage completely cleansed of the story. Utterly shameful.

 

Vote For Pedro

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The SNP do not want to get involved at any cost! They’ve used anti British/Protestant bigotry to further their cause in order to take the catholic vote from Labour. They are not going to stir a hornets nest with Celtic and risk that backing. Thats the “moral” standing of the SNP, makes me sick to my stomach!
 

ThomasMRFC

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BBC Scotland homepage completely cleansed of the story. Utterly shameful.

I genuinely believe that even if a journalist wrote a damming piece with undeniably evidence of a cover up. The govt and the media would ignore it. There’s to many of ‘them’ in high positions that wouldn’t dare risk harming their beloved hoops
 

jaws73

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Neighbour's Scottish Daily Mail this morning had the story buried this morning (small article on P. 26).

The Bheasts certainly wield an unhealthy influence up here.
 

Kylegib

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Had to chance to think about last 24 hours

Good news
Another horrible man will hopefully die in jail

The victims will hopefully get some compensation and a apology eventually through the courts

Bad news
Story’s are already being buried and is already being talked about less. Celtics PR which sadly they are excellent at is working

The govt or the sfa have no appetite for a public enquiry and I think it’s unlikely to happen

The media will not investigate this deeply and hope it will disappear (stark contrast to the tax case)

I’m summary it’s good news for the victims who hopefully can find closure soon. But this is not gonna impact Celtic significantly in any way and the cover up is likely to remain just that.
100% we are now witnessing the cover up of the cover up. There is no appetite in this country to investigate what exactly was going on at that football club which really is unfortunate as I believe that all this just now is only the very tip of the iceberg.
 
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daven37

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Who or what will determine if celtic are held to account for this and will be investigated.

Is it this Patrick Macguire chap or is it a police matter or parliament or a judge - what will trigger an investigation?
 

ThomasMRFC

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100% we are now witnessing the cover up of the cover up. There is no appetite in this country to investigate what exactly was going on at that football club which really is unfortunate as I believe that all this just now is only the very top of the iceberg.
This may be taking it a bit far but the synical side of my me thinks they are happy this is coming out now or perhaps helped it to. They can finally say that it is all coming out while having complete control of a govt and a complicite media. And once this all dies down and people continue to look they will call us obsessed and continuing to try and bring up a dealt issue.

They knew it would come out eventually so do it now when the media or govt won’t punish them significantly and then after can say. They are in jail, victims have been compensated, we have apologised. It’s time to move on from the boys club sandal for good
 

ThomasMRFC

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Who or what will determine if celtic are held to account for this and will be investigated.

Is it this Patrick Macguire chap or is it a police matter or parliament or a judge - what will trigger an investigation?
The only people that can trigger a investigation are the govt or the sfa. The media and the public can put on pressure but only they can hold one
 

Laudrup1

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Can't believe the BBC, covering up the scum's involvement in a case where young lives were fuckin ruined. You'd think they'd done that before with someone else :rolleyes: JS
I certainly don't think Saville's deeds help Celtic here (even less so if there's a link proven between Celtic, the Kilsyth Paedo Priest and Saville) given the sheer public outrage about it all.

People are far more aware of the sordid deeds these people get up to and are more willing to call it out.
 

bpfurian

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100% we are now witnessing the cover up of the cover up. There is no appetite in this country to investigate what exactly was going on at that football club which really is unfortunate as I believe that all this just now is only the very tip of the iceberg.
Sadly, I think you you may be right here mate but hope we're both wrong.
 

1690

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Who or what will determine if celtic are held to account for this and will be investigated.

Is it this Patrick Macguire chap or is it a police matter or parliament or a judge - what will trigger an investigation?
This is the real question we should be concerned with. News is news, it'll be gone in a week. Actual tangible punishment requires the attention of lawyers and judges. If this were the other way round the tarriers would already have tens of thousands in a Go Fund Me account to hire someone to investigate/bring charges.
 

Wilkinsvolley

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King was right to call that creep out, but how can there be no conflict of interest when Maclennan is employed by Dermot & that other Celtic director
Shifty is chairman of the Press Association group, Independent News & Media as well as SPFL ?????
I would think this arsehole would be able to come down heavily on any journalist or paper that would run with any in depth story
Am I right in saying Dermot & the other director own around 49% of Independent News & media group?
They just ignore and deflect and nobody will ask questions or are shouted down when they do. I don’t know his positions or percentages but he appears to have had a successful media career and carries a lot of clout within it. He was handpicked for those attributes for one club and not one consideration was given to who would be best to take our game in the right direction. As I said in another thread, certain people linked to one club would rather our game went to oblivion than Rangers look good and/or them look bad. They’d destroy the lot before losing grip and are doing a decent job of destroying it anyway. The worrying thing is those people are in position to destroy it at will with a media who will stand and watch. Sports reporters who will sit back and watch their careers fading into the darkness along with the game rather than see a successful Rangers reinvigorate the game.
 

El Buble

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Had to chance to think about last 24 hours

Good news
Another horrible man will hopefully die in jail

The victims will hopefully get some compensation and a apology eventually through the courts

Bad news
Story’s are already being buried and is already being talked about less. Celtics PR which sadly they are excellent at is working

The govt or the sfa have no appetite for a public enquiry and I think it’s unlikely to happen

The media will not investigate this deeply and hope it will disappear (stark contrast to the tax case)

I’m summary it’s good news for the victims who hopefully can find closure soon. But this is not gonna impact Celtic significantly in any way and the cover up is likely to remain just that.

I wouldn't stress too much about their ability to lean on Editors to suppress stories, when it goes to court there is insurmountable evidence the seperate entity is a myth and they will pay their victims what they owe them at the very least.

Certain mhedia outlets could have printed this evidence but it was pulled a few days before, it won't be pulled from the court room for compensation purposes.

They made a call to say they were a seperate entity and thus distance themselves, wrong call. Peter should have held his hands up and blamed previous boards he made the wrong call.
 

ThomasMRFC

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I wouldn't stress too much about their ability to lean on Editors to suppress stories, when it goes to court there is insurmountable evidence the seperate entity is a myth and they will pay their victims what they owe them at the very least.

Certain mhedia outlets could have printed this evidence but it was pulled a few days before, it won't be pulled from the court room for compensation purposes.

They made a call to say they were a seperate entity and thus distance themselves, wrong call. Peter should have held his hands up and blamed previous boards he made the wrong call.
This may be taking it a bit far but the synical side of my me thinks they are happy this is coming out now or perhaps helped it to. They can finally say that it is all coming out while having complete control of a govt and a complicite media. And once this all dies down and people continue to look they will call us obsessed and continuing to try and bring up a dealt issue.
That’s fair enough for the compensation claims to victims which is the most important thing but they need to be punished for a 40 year cover up which is just as bad as the abuse itself. How many kids could have been saved. How do they get punished for that if the media or govt refuse to take action
 

coplandrearl36

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That’s fair enough for the compensation claims to victims which is the most important thing but they need to be punished for a 40 year cover up which is just as bad as the abuse itself. How many kids could have been saved. How do they get punished for that if the media or govt refuse to take action
Once the Compo payments are in the public domain, then it becomes difficult to hide the facts.
 

dt17

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Here's a wee test...

Type "Celtic" into Google.

Not one mention of this story. I went up to page 5 and didn't see a thing about it.
 

Tommyhlrsc

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The celtc PR machine are lightyear's ahead of our own.
If they are able to continually bury stories about the convictions of child rapists, our tax story would've been like shelling peas for them.

Football is all about the brand (sponsorship etc) these days and boy do they protect their's, aided and abetted by friends in the MSM.
No reports from BBC Scotland, Channel 4 etc from outside the front door at Parkhead today ? - That's how good they are.
 
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