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Channel 4 News: Child Abuse Scandal in Scottish Football

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1 hour ago, Bluedell said:

Kelly, 84, was jailed in 1987 for sexually assaulting at least 12 players, including Mr Rodger, at the club over a 22-year period. He served one year in prison.

Absolutely sickening

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  • Frankie changed the title to Channel 4 News: Child Abuse Scandal in Scottish Football (starting tonight)

Not a surprise to see Celtic FC try to hide bad news amidst other on-the-field stuff tonight.


This is getting interesting.




In light of recent speculation and to seek to avoid any confusion, the Club wishes to confirm its position regarding the historic abuse that took place at Celtic Football Club and Celtic Boys’ Club.  Celtic Football Club is appalled by any form of historic abuse and has great sympathy for those who suffered abuse and for their families. The Club is very sorry that these events took place. The abuse of young people is an abhorrent crime. Unfortunately it has affected many areas of society. 

With regard to the allegations regarding historic abuse at Celtic Boys’ Club (which, so far as we have been made aware, relate to the period prior to 1997), although Celtic Football Club is a separate organisation, we take these extremely seriously because of the historic contacts between the two organisations. Police investigations were given support, so as to seek to ensure that those individuals who abused young people were brought to justice.

The Club has been at the leading edge in Scottish football of putting welfare and safeguarding protections in place for our young people and continues to work with Scottish football to make it a safe place for young people.

These are very sensitive matters. There are ongoing legal proceedings which prevent us from discussing any case in any detail. It would not be appropriate for the Club to comment in the media about any individuals or events. 

In summary, these are historic issues, which the Club is dealing with in a responsible manner and in conjunction with its advisers. The Club reiterates its sincere sympathy, regret and sorrow for those affected. As we have said repeatedly, the Club will stand by its responsibilities, respecting the due process of law.

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35 minutes ago, the gunslinger said:

97 is when the stopped actively helping pedophilia. 

Which ultimately is nothing more than yet another cover up of the Club.... “wisnae us, was those guys before us”.


Theyre effectively trying to push the separate entity agenda to get out of settlements and court cases....


but they love to “newco” us.... so..... are they defending themselves on a “newco” basis or accepting they’re the same organization ???


They could end up in a shit ton of hurt if they don’t play this well

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