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they've put out a statement

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what a load of waffle. the text if anyone can't see the image for whatever reason (and so they don't get any hits)

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JAMES McCafferty has pled guilty to offences he committed against young people between 1972 and 1996. celtic Football Club wishes to express its regret and sorrow to those young people. 

McCafferty, who was employed by celtic Football Club in the mid 1990s, committed these acts many years ago across a number of organisations, and all those who have come forward to report abuse and to give evidence deserve enormous praise for the courage they have shown. We offer our sincere sympathy to those young people, their families and all those involved.

These are very sensitive issues, particularly for those who suffered abuse. When the allegations were published in the media in 2016, celtic Football Club encouraged any individuals involved to report all information to the police so that these matters could be investigated fully and the Club continues to encourage any victim of abuse to report these matters to the police. 

celtic Football Club takes all of its responsibilities seriously, stands by its responsibilities and will continue to do so.    

The abuse of children has affected many areas of society, including football clubs, sports clubs, youth organisations, educational institutions and religious bodies across Britain.

celtic Football Club strongly believes that children and young people involved in football have the right to protection from all forms of harm and abuse and is committed to ensuring this and to promoting their wellbeing through continued cooperation with our children and young people, parents and carers and the relevant authorities.  

celtic Football Club was the first club in Scotland to appoint a safeguarding officer, responsible for developing our policies for the protection of young people, and monitoring and reviewing our procedures to ensure they continue to reflect best practice. 

 

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35 minutes ago, BillyG91 said:

they've put out a statement

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what a load of waffle. the text if anyone can't see the image for whatever reason (and so they don't get any hits)

 

well does mean they are open to a full investigation and paying full compo 

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2 hours ago, Malvern said:

Shed load of seperate entities in there, would take the fucking ghost busters to catch them all.

I know this is a serious matter M, but your post did make me :lol:

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"celtic Football Club was the first club in Scotland to appoint a safeguarding officer, responsible for developing our policies for the protection of young people, and monitoring and reviewing our procedures to ensure they continue to reflect best practice." 

Yes you may have procedures in place now, but 30 to 40 years too late ffs.   

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They’re obviously pinning their hopes on being able to defend their separate entity (and therefore no liability I assume) stance in court.

Private prosecutions to follow.

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1 hour ago, Siam69 said:

celtic's statement on the latest case was published on the club's website at 16:10 on Friday.

It comes on the eve of the Scottish Cup Final which will see the club take on Hearts at Hampden.

Mr McGuire, of Glasgow-based law firm Thompsons, condemned the timing as "cynical in the extreme".

He said: "The conviction and sentencing of McCafferty was over a week ago.

"To put this statement out late on a Friday afternoon before a holiday weekend on the day the prime minister resigns and before a potential Treble Treble weekend for the club is appalling.

"It is insult to everyone who suffered abuse and to their families.

"It is the worst kind of PR low cunning and casts the club in an even worse light than before. Every member of the celtic board should hang their heads in shame. "

Mr McGuire seems on the ball, not just here but in previous interviews as well.

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1 hour ago, The New Era said:

From Twitter

CBC played in Penn State in 1990 with Cairney.

google Sandusky

 

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Penn State must have asked the experts how to cover up kiddy fiddling.

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5 hours ago, The New Era said:

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CBC played in Penn State in 1990 with Cairney.

google Sandusky

 

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Coupon buster.

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32 minutes ago, scottyscott1963 said:

It's just one "WHATABOUTERY"

Certainly is if you vote SNP and abide by dignified silence and get your arse to away grounds to watch a match.

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