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Celtic and Child Abuse - Inextricably Linked

Written by: General Schomberg
Sunday, 17th May 2009

That Celtic Football Club is inextricably linked with paedophilia is beyond question. Whether the Bheasts who follow the club like it or not, their board of directors and their manager covered up the vile crimes of a depraved child-molester.

James Torbett, who ran Celtic’s youth operation, sexually molested numerous young boys left in his charge for more than a generation. The Celtic board and manager Jock Stein were aware of his sordid activities and failed to alert the police, leaving more young boys to fall prey to Torbett. A Daily Record investigation team led by Celtic supporting journalist Anna Smith uncovered one of sports greatest scandals. In November 1998, they reported thus:

“JOCK Stein and the Celtic board covered up allegations made against Boys' Club founder Jim Torbett…….To a man, the Celtic board did nothing to expose the pervert and the dreadful scandal………Celtic manager Stein and the directors were anxious to keep the image of the club clean………If ever a story had been hushed up it was this one.”

Kelly, White, Stein and Co. weren’t the only ones to try and shamelessly cover up this scandal. Prior to the court case (when all was finally revealed), Bheasts on Celtic websites scrambled frantically to deny Torbett had any link to the club. Anna Smith and her team along with former Celtic Boys Club Chairman Hugh Birt, giving evidence, helped prove otherwise.

According to The Daily Record, Torbett wasn’t the only paedophile at Celtic. Another youth coach, one Frank Cairney, was similarly accused of molesting children in his care. Again the Celtic hierarchy were well aware of allegations made against him. In 1996 they printed detailed tearful confessions from numerous former Celtic youth players telling of how Cairney had sexually abused them.

“Sick Cairney stretched across the front of his white Cortina and began to fondle me; Former goalie tells of sex hell…… A former player told last night how sick Celtic Boys Club Godfather Frank Cairney molested him in the front of his car……. It was common talk in the dressing room what he did…..I was told the meeting had concluded and the outcome was that the boy's parents were quite happy to leave the matter in Celtic's hands, provided Frank Cairney resigned from the boys' club…..[Celtic Chairman] Jack McGinn organised a meeting at 11am with Frank Cairney”

Once again we see that The Record demonstrates that Celtic Chairman was aware of the allegations against Cairney and failed to alert the police.

Fast forward to March 2004 and again The Daily Record reported more Celtic-related paedophile shame:

“A pervert photographer was snared when cleaners at Celtic Park uncovered a bin bag full of photos of naked boys. John Cullen, who worked for official club magazine The Celtic View, took pictures of nude and semi-naked youths. And he was snared after a hoard of the snaps were discovered inside Parkhead stadium.”

Cullen was convicted of lewd and libidinous conduct after Scotland Yard Paedophile Unit failed to identify the young boys in the photographs, which he had taken years earlier.

It could be said Celtic are steeped in it, and recent events have done nothing to alleviate legitimate fears regards the character of The Bheast. Celtic FC and their supporters revel in their Roman Catholic heritage. From statues of Marist priests to songs about it being “good to be a Roman Catholic”. Indeed Celtic’s useful idiot, the discredited journalist Graham Speirs stated:

“Celtic, though, as a football institution, quite rightly remains a symbol of Catholicism. The Celtic strip, as famed and proudly known around the world as it is, still cannot be divorced from one of its cultural parents, which is the Catholic faith.”

The Roman Catholic Church stands charged with tens of thousands of cases of paedophilia and its cover-up worldwide. So much so that American’s are now describing child abuse as “the Catholic Disease”. Diocese’ worldwide have been forced to pay out £millions in compensation to victims of sick clergy, whilst others have shamelessly filed for bankruptcy rather than dip into church coffers. Indeed the scandal goes right to the very top of the tree, current Pope Joseph Ratzinger having released the directive Crimen Sollicitationis. This document was that it came with instructions that bishops had to keep it locked in a safe at all times:

"What you have here is an explicit written policy to cover up cases of child sexual abuse by the clergy and to punish those who would call attention to these crimes by the churchmen. When abusive priests are discovered, the response has been not to investigate and prosecute but to move them from one place to another. So there's total disregard for the victims and for the fact that you are going to have a whole new crop of victims in the next place. This is happening all over the world."

Father Tom Doyle, Vatican lawyer speaking about Ratzinger’s Vatican document.

Another love of The Bheast is The Irish Republic (now being described by some as “The Wee Paedophile State”), its tri-coloured flag and its national anthem.

"I have always maintained Celtic are an Irish Club who just happen to play in Scotland." Billy McNeill.

Recent newspaper revelations have left Ireland’s reputation in tatters. Study of the Ryan Report reveals that the Irish State colluded with Roman Catholic Religious Orders to enslave, torture, rape, sodomise, brutalise and murder 170,000 Irish children. Its law enforcement personnel have conspired and connived to cover-up the most heinous crimes. Four Cardinals have resigned in disgrace and the Dail has been forced to issue apologies to victims. And Bheastie waves that flag with pride? The mind boggles – surely normal people of sound mind would be distancing themselves from that country and indeed speaking out against it?

Of course The Bheast’s first love is that of militant Irish Republicanism and the child murderers of the IRA - the “Boys of the Old Brigade” they love to sing of. Presumably the Old Brigade includes the child molester Gerry Adams senior.
The first hints of the unspoken truth came following the murder of Robert McCartney in Belfast. A Guardian report in March 2005 stated:

"Hundreds of people joined a street vigil in protest at his murder by the IRA, and many talked of its volunteers as thugs, sadists and paedophiles who they now needed protection from. On the Short Strand that was a decision not to be taken lightly. But when they saw that the IRA and Sinn Fein were remaining silent, people began to vent their anger, saying the IRA were out of control, a gang of thugs, paedophiles, rapists and bullies."

For years The Bheast has feted these “heroes”, from IRA leader and paedophile harbourer Gerry Adams and his pervert brother Liam, to Belfast Officer Commanding Seamus Twomey (another paedophile) to Brendan ‘Ruby’ Davison who sexually abused boys in south Belfast.

On the 3rd January the Irish Times stated:

"A common thread among cases where senior figures were discovered to have committed abuse is that they were protected, moved to other areas, and looked after by other IRA figures. According to one source, there was even assistance by some Catholic clergy in concealing IRA men who were alleged to be abusers. Another of the characteristics of the sexual abusers at high level in the IRA is that they had the power to stop investigation or exposure of abusers in their midst. They could simply order the murder or severe beating of anyone who made allegations public. In one incident, one very well known republican in West Belfast raped a young IRA woman on the night she was released from prison in the mid-Eighties. When a friend of the girl went to Sinn Fein offices to complain, he was bundled out into the back alleyway and beaten with iron bars”


The Bheast’s beloved football club, church, country and terrorist organisation are up to their filthy necks in paedophilia and its cover up. That says more about them than I ever could. By rights, any child wearing the green ‘n’ grey hooped paedophiles uniform should be automatically put in the “at risk” category, with all Celtic season-ticket holders placed on the sex-offenders register! They are NOT NORMAL PEOPLE.

PS Don’t look to current Celtic Chairman John Reid to gut the place from top to bottom. If newspaper reports are anything to go by, he’s a filthy little pervert too. From The Daily Mail 13th May 2007:

Dawn Primarolo was 'distressed' by filthy John Reid…… the Labour Party were queueing up to reveal why they considered him a liability…… indecent proposals he allegedly made to one of Mr Brown's closest allies, Treasury Minister Dawn Primarolo……. Mr Reid is said to have asked Ms Primarolo to go to bed with him during a Parliamentary trip to Berlin when he phoned her at a hotel bar from his room. And later at a bar in the Commons he is alleged to have told her: "I want sex with you" and "You want it too."……. He invited her up to his room. She said: 'Why on earth would I want to go to your room?'….."He said, 'I think you are grown-up enough to know what for. I'm waiting for you, the door is open.'……"She said 'I am absolutely disgusted' and banged down the phone……. Ms Primarolo told friends it was not the first time Mr Reid had "pestered" her…….."John came lurching up and said to Dawn 'I want to have sex with you, I want to f*** you, you want it as well."……… Bristol Labour MP Jean Corston intervened and told Mr Reid: "You are a disgusting creature. Get away from her," adding: "That's it, I'm going to report him."


by General Schomberg


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