How many individuals linked to an organisation are required for it to be considered a paedophile ring, or a safe haven for paedophiles?
There are apparently numerous enquiries into institutional child abuse, and child abuse within sport, and particularly football.
One club, Celtic, has seen an abnormal number of charges and/or convictions against employees of the club, or its inextricably linked boys club. Yet no formal investigation into the actions of the club have ever taken place. This is despite witnesses in a court of law testifying that board members knew about the actions of paedophiles, but did not report them to the police. In fact AT LEAST one of the victims was made to sign a secrecy letter and paid off, in a bid to cover it up!!
Tuesday 6th February will see yet another name added to the ‘Roll of dishonour’. Former Celtic Boys Club honcho, Gerry King, will appear in court accused of historical abuse. Gerry King was at Celtic Boys Club at the same time as Jim Torbett, and was also an employee of Torbetts company ‘The Trophy Centre’. Perhaps telling that 2 Celtic board members, Kevin Kelly and Jack McGinn were also employees of The Trophy Centre. Cosy!
Scottish football fans have made such a big deal over tax avoidance schemes, and are adamant they are morally wrong. They are determined that clubs are punished for this crime. Surely there will be a clamour to have a full, independent enquiry into the cover up of child abuse by the countries 2nd biggest club.
Here is an updated ‘Roll of Dishonour’ and hopefully the new incoming SFA supremo will have more of a spine than any of the previous incumbents, and actually seek justice for the lives ruined by this callous club.
Jim Torbett (convicted)
John Cullen (convicted)
Frank Cairney (charged)
Neil Strachan (convicted)
Jim McCafferty (convicted)
Gerry King (charged)
That’s nearly a conviction of every Dembele goal this season!
And other sexual deviants
Chris Killen (convicted)
James Forrest (arrested but case did not proceed)
Anton Rodgers (acquitted)