The Scottish Football Association have released their report on historical child abuse within the game.
In short, they want to see clubs apologise and pay compensation.
Celtic, at the time of writing , have yet to comment.
One can only assume they have their lawyers drafting a carefully worded apology, which also mentions the fact that Celtic Boys club was not Celtic Football club.
That .legally, is correct.
But morally, it’s wrong. Very wrong..
Those kids, who wanted to play for Celtic, were led to believe that this was the way to pursue that dream. What happened to them cannot be erased, but it can be acknowledged and whatever help they need should be offered by the club.
There is no excuse for a failure to act.
Lawwell may have failed in many other aspects as a CEO, but surely he must see the chance to leave some kind of legacy ?
The thing is, if the club don’t do something, the fans might, and a crowdfund for the victims would be damaging to the club , and its image.
Lets hope it doesn’t come to that….