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Celtic FC Statement

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.

posted on 27/2/20



Avoiding one innocent man being in bars at the expense of allowing 10 out is the measure of justice systems

posted on 27/2/20

comment by JFK - The Rebel Treble (U8919)
posted 12 minutes ago
comment by Zachsda(Need someone run off your land, call the new sheriff) (U1850)
posted 1 hour, 36 minutes ago
comment by JFK - The Rebel Treble (U8919)
posted 56 minutes ago
there is a "look at us" element to it.

but that's a price that's well worth paying. As I said "almost half"

that's a number of beasts reported and that could make all the difference.

worth it by far.
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Sorry mate can’t agree

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you don't have to agree with me mate, an increase I paedophile prosecutions isn't for everyone.

you are entitled to your view, don't let anyone make u feel bad for not wanting more of them behind bars or on the register.

it's totally up to you mate, doesn't make you a bad person to take half of those reported away and let them be free to offend.

totes up to u mate
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No like Zach to be sympathetic to criminals

posted on 27/2/20

to each their own, i'm not here to judge someone for stealing a cooked chicken and wanting less paedos behind bars.

not for me to do that.

posted on 27/2/20

A shared interest in little people 😂

posted on 27/2/20

comment by JukeboxJunkie (U10162)
posted 2 hours, 27 minutes ago
A shared interest in little people 😂
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Like dwarf throwing or something?

comment by NNH (U10730)

posted on 27/2/20

SFA released a statement on it sort of digging out channel 4.

This is where this gets really messy for me, these people have been through enough without lies and public arguments and slanging matches.

posted on 27/2/20

comment by NNH (U10730)
posted 26 minutes ago
SFA released a statement on it sort of digging out channel 4.

This is where this gets really messy for me, these people have been through enough without lies and public arguments and slanging matches.
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We're talking about Scottish football authorities here.

The only thing they are good at is being incompetent

comment by NNH (U10730)

posted on 27/2/20

It’s not just them though mate, the guy leading that review has a job to do and he feels like channel 4 have totally twisted this for bloody good tv.

Embarrassing.

posted on 27/2/20

Bhoys n bluenose.

I read through several posts and hats off to the general consensus and honesty among most, with no need to cover up or point score from blue or green side

It's about kids and sick men...

The good guys and innocent need to stick together and forget trivial pursuits

posted on 27/2/20

It's not just about Celtic or the catholic church or Westminster or orange order or kincora or liberals or Tories or snp or SF.

It's about good v evil.

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