Victims To Bring Civil Claims Against Celtic FC

A number of victims of sexual abuse are to bring civil claims against Celtic FC.

It is claimed by the victims that Celtic FC failed to protect them from abusers who worked around the Celtic Boys Clubs’.

Celtic FC insists that they are a separate legal entity from Celtic Boys Clubs’ and therefore “not corporately responsible for the paedophiles crimes.”

The victims’ legal representatives describes this as “absolute nonsense”.

It is alleged that there is a lot of evidence that shows that scouts at Celtic FC told young players that the route to Celtic FC was first to join the Boys’ Club.

Celtic FC’s official newspaper is also alleged to contained evidence.

The victims’ legal representative has stated:

“We have a copy of ‘Celtic View’ (the club’s official newspaper) which talks about the players of that week going from the senior team best player all the way down to the Boys’ Club.”

“Their in-house newspaper talks about the Boys’ Club being ‘part of the Celtic family’ and Davy Hay, a former manager, described the youth side as the ‘base of the pyramid’ of the entire club.”

The abusers connected with Celtic Boys Club are Jim Corbett and Jim McCafferty.

Torbett was imprisoned in 1998 for the abuse of young players during the period of 1976 to 1974.

In November 2018 he was jailed for a period of 6 years and at the trial the Judge stated, that he had “used the club as a front for child sexual abuse”.

McCafferty was found guilty of 12 sex abuse charges in 2019.

The offences were in relation to 10 boys between the period of 1972 to 1996.

McCafferty pleaded guilty to all charges and was sentenced to a period of 6 years and 9 months in prison.


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