Supporter killed in horror plunge moments after Scotland v Ireland match at Parkhead

NATHAN McSeveney, 22, was rushed to Glasgow Royal Infirmary after he fell three floors down a concrete stairwell just moments after the final whistle but died later.

NATHAN McSeveney, 22, was rushed to Glasgow Royal Infirmary after he fell three floors down a concrete stairwell just moments after the final whistle but died later.

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ShaunyNews

These are the kind of stories I hate in sport. A young kid same age as one of my son’s went to watch Scotland Vs Republic or Ireland. He left home and never came back. My heart goes out to the family of Nathan, so young. He was leaving the ground and fell at the top tier of Celtic park where Glasgow Celtic play. He was in good spirits as Scotland won 1-0, he fell and the rest is awful.

Nathan fell around the area at the top tier below the huge TV. I have never been up there but it is steep, as most stadiums are

Nathan fell around the area at the top tier below the huge TV. I have never been up there but it is steep, as most stadiums are

A SCOTLAND fan died last night after falling from stairs in the top tier of Celtic Park. It’s understood Nathan McSeveney plunged three floors down a concrete stairwell at Exit 33 about 9.45pm. The horror unfolded just after the final whistle in the Euro 2016 qualifier between Scotland and Ireland, which Scotland won 1-0. The 22-year-old, from Cumnock, was rushed to Glasgow Royal Infirmary but died later.

SFA Chief Executive Stewart Regan paid tribute this morning. He tweeted: “One of our young fans died last night after falling through a stairwell coming out of Celtic Park. I’m so sorry for his family. Tragic news.”

Tributes flooded social media this morning as news of the tragedy spread.

There were 60,000 people packed into Parkhead for last night’s match. Police said there are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be prepared for the procurator fiscal. Inquiries were continuing today and the victim’s family have been informed. The Health and Safety Executive have also been made aware.

A statement posted on the Celtic club website this morning said: “Everyone at Celtic Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the death of a young supporter following last night’s match between Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

“This was a terrible, tragic incident and our sincere thoughts and prayers are with the young man’s family at this time.” Parkhead is due to host Scotland’s friendly against England on Tuesday night.

Celtic FC who hosted the European Qualifier posted this on thier website:

EVERYONE at Celtic Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the death of a young supporter following last night’s match between Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.


This was a terrible, tragic incident and our sincere thoughts and prayers are with the young man’s family at this time.

R.I.P Nathan

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Celtic FC Players – Show Racism the Red Card – Video By The Football Club


By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

I did this article on Glasgow Celtic Football Club, my club, my first love, the reason my childhood made me smile, the memories I have for a lifetime, the reason I played football from the age of 8 till 23. Sadly my playing career was cut short when I was tackled hard and my left leg was left in an ‘L’ shape leaving me in agony today still and stopping me doing what every kid in Europe and around the World wants to do, that’s play Football. I did this article

The Famous Green and White 'Hoops'

The Famous Green and White ‘Hoops’

Had it not been for my love and passion of the “Celt’s” I would have stopped,I never, I went on to manage and coach football teams for 15 years before the pain won, now I write Football in many places, I love it, it’s all I have left of football. Celtic are a club open to any supporter, any fan, any player. Unlike other football clubs in Scotland we pride ourselves not just on our Irish roots but also opening our club up to the World. We have players from playing for us as I type from Honduras, Israel, Serbia, Norway, Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Sweden, Belgium, Holland, Bulgaria, Poland, Italy, The Czech Republic, Australia, Iceland, Finland,Wales, Republic Of Ireland, Northern Ireland, England and of course Scotland. All the players who pull on the famous Green and White Hoops are from all these countries. Some are in the 1st team, some in the under 20 team, some are out on loan, but this diversity my club has given us a Football Club open to anyone. We do charity events all over the World, we have Football Academies all over Earth, Our International Partners are Worldwide,  Boston, New Jersey, Florida, San Diego Football Academy, St Louis, all the USA. We have supporters clubs in Australia, Canada, USA, Ireland, Africa, India, Japan, China, Russia and many in South America. We touch ever part of the globe.

Celtic and charity, Celtic was initially founded to raise money for the poor in the East End of Glasgow and the club still retain strong charitable traditions today.
On 9 August 2011 Celtic held a testimonial match in honour of former player John Kennedy. Due to the humanitarian crisis in East Africa, the entire proceeds were donated to Oxfam. An estimated £300,000 was raised.
In 1995 the Celtic charity fund was formed with the aim of “revitalising Celtic’s charitable traditions” and to August 2011 has raised over £3 million.
Celtic hold an annual charity fashion show at Celtic Park. In 2011 the main beneficiaries were Breast Cancer Care Scotland.
Yorkhill Hospital is another charity with whom Celtic are affiliated and in December 2011 the club donated £3000 to it. Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said that; “Celtic has always been much more than a football club and it is important that, at all times we play an important role in the wider community. The club is delighted to have enjoyed such a long and positive connection with Yorkhill Hospital.”

This is why I am proud to say “We Are Celtic Football Club” 

Video Via Celtic Football Club I am delighted to share



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UNICEF and War Child to be beneficiaries of Celtic FC Charity Match!


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War Child and UNICEF is what  Celtic are helping in this game

War Child and UNICEF is what Celtic are helping in this game

Celtic Football Club, the club I write for were formed in 1888 as a Charitable club, 126 years on we as a club are still very proud of our ways. We are playing a game. Meastrio is an Ex player Paul McStay against Ex Manchester United player Rio Ferdinad’s side. It will be a 60,000 sell out at Celtic park and every penny will go to UNICEF and War Child  Being from Edinburgh and supporting Glasgow Celtic you get the odd idiot saying “Support a team from Edinburgh” But I love the Charity arm of Celtic Football club.

Celtic FC Foundation and the Rio Ferdinand Foundation today announced the beneficiaries of their ‘Maestrio’ legends’ charity match – McStay’s Maestros v Rio’s All Stars.

The unique event will take place at Celtic Park on Sunday, September 7 (KO: 2pm) and net proceeds will be split equally between Celtic FC Foundation and the Rio Ferdinand Foundation to support children and young people facing poverty and disadvantage at home and overseas. Celtic FC Foundation* have selected UNICEF and WAR CHILD as main beneficiaries and the Club’s charitable arm will assist in their humanitarian work in a number of current Middle East countries.   Funds will also assist local projects. However, one of Celtic’s principal areas of work will be to provide international aid and support through these well-respected charities.

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The Rio Ferdinand Foundation** will work with local community partners in both London and across Townships in South Africa to support and assist children, young people and families suffering the effects of poverty, violence and abuse on a day-to-day basis.



Just Can’t Get Enough, by The Thai Tims kids

The Thai Tims were kids Celtic helped with a School and education and more. We paid for them to visit Celtic Park! From Thailand to Scotland

Also they played in a huge hall, it was amazing to see where my Celtic money goes! We filled Concert halls for days 

Celtic FC Foundation CEO, Tony Hamilton, said: “From our living rooms we have all witnessed some of the terrible vivid horror of conflict in recent days and the particular effects that these events have had on children.   

“The work of UNICEF and War Child takes no sides but simply cares for all the innocent victims of conflict on a humanitarian level. The match in September will bring together some great names in football who want to make a difference. “We hope as many supporters as possible can join us to assist children and their families who so desperately need our help.”

Rio Ferdinand Foundation CEO, Gary Stannett MBE, said: “Children, young people and families are the future of any community, and we all have a responsibility and moral obligation to help wherever it is needed, either on our doorstep in Glasgow and London or internationally where conflict and absolute poverty are so visible. “Funds raised from the Maestrio match will support us in continuing our work that has the ongoing aims of eradicating the threat of poverty, violence and trauma towards our young people and provide much needed humanitarian relief in conflict areas. “It is absolutely fantastic for us to be involved in such a prestigious event and I would like to thank Celtic FC again and all the players who have given up their time, expertise and resources to make the Maestrio game happen.

“We are proud that the Rio Ferdinand Foundation can work with Celtic FC Foundation, War Child and UNICEF to change lives of young people and families around the world.” Jane Cooper, UNICEF UK Director of Communication, said: “UNICEF works to save and protect the rights of all children, no matter what their race, religion or background. “Many hundreds of thousands of children throughout the Middle East are living without access to basic life-saving essentials, such as food, clean water and shelter.

“We would like to thank Celtic for supporting our work in the region and helping to make these children’s lives a little bit better.” War Child CEO, Rob Williams, said: “We are delighted to have this support from Celtic FC Foundation. “The money raised will go towards helping some of the world’s most vulnerable children, who are facing the most brutal conflicts on a daily basis. As a non-political, impartial organisation we work to reach the children most in need through our child protection centres, through trauma counselling, and through maintaining their education. On behalf of War Child – thank you.”

‘Celtic FC are nothing without the fans’

This is inside Celtic park, I am in this area somewhere, AMAZING it is 


Money raised by the people of Scotland will go to help these kids. Celtic fans are against oppression and Countries who commit Genocide and countries who are trapped, land locked

Tickets for the Maestrio Charity Match, sponsored by Flip and Magners, are now on general sale, priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (maximum of 10 per person).  

They are available to purchase ONLINE, by calling 0871 226 1888***, by visiting the Celtic Ticket Office or the Club’s retail outlets at Argyle Street, Sauchiehall Street, Clydebank, Coatbridge or East Kilbride.

Premium tickets (£35) and corporate packages (£125) are also available by calling 0871 226 1888*** (option 4) or emailing

* Celtic FC Foundation is a registered charity in Scotland, number SC024648.

** Rio Ferdinand Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1151127.

*** Calls cost up to 10p per minute, telecoms provider dependent.  Mobile and other provider charges may vary.  For customer enquiries relating to existing purchases only, please call 0141 551 4493.

Ronny must get it right tonight Vs Legia, if he does, we can do this

We did it last season, 3-0. We can't go looking for 3-0, we must look to hammer them

We did it last season, 3-0. We can’t go looking for 3-0, we must look to hammer them

MUST get it right tonight

MUST get it right tonight

Celtic will play our last match in Edinburgh tonight due to the Commonwealth games, but with luck or good play, not our last in the Champions League game this season. Many have written us off. On our day we can beat this team 5-0 easy. The starting 11 is CRUCIAL. Ronny must close the back door. I said before the 1st leg he had to do that but we were far too open. We must find a balance between defence and attack. The danger man for Legia Miroslav Radović I pinpointed in the pre-match blog last week. We must lose one player to take him out the game, if we do so we can beat them. An early goal is crucial, first 10 minutes perhaps, if we can get the early goal and get the defence right we have a chance. I would personally play Lustig with Van Dijk in the heart of the defence, Matthews and Izzy as full backs, a straight midfield 4, not a diamond, we must keep the lines between defence and midfield tight. I would have Johansen and Kayal in the middle of the park, with Forrest (Who has been training) on the right if he makes (Rather than a fit Mulgrew) with McGregor on the other side, up front I would play Commons behind Griffiths. A good solid 4-4-2

The first leg we were far too open, Ronny got it right in the end but we were 3-1 and a man down, so let’s hope he has watched some video of the team in the last two seasons in Europe. I fear he will start with Jo Inge Berget but might have to. The other option is Mulgrew left midfield swinging in crosses, he can do that, I just don’t see him in the centre of the park, he loses the ball too much.


Matthews, Lustig, Van Dijk, Izaguirre

McGregor, Kayal, Johansen, Forrest/Mulgew




I think we can do it, we did it last year, we can do it again. It will be a nail biter. TCN and I will be there with live up to the second text commentary. An early goal, proper starting 11, the best players in position and I think we could win this game 5-0. We need to keep Miroslav Radović quiet, he is their only real good player. If we can do all this we go through. We have the away goal. Legia get the first goal it’s game over. If we lose we go into the final qualifying stage for the inferior Europa League

Come on Celtic, we can do this




Champions League Qualifier in Poland. Wednesday 30th 19:45 Kick Off

Champions League Qualifier in Poland. Wednesday 30th 19:45 Kick Off

AUTHOR: Shaun Gibson

AUTHOR: Shaun Gibson

TCN will be doing live text commentary on site for this game. I will be starting one hour before kick off.

Wednesday is our post important game of the season, till the next one. I have spent a lot of time on their website and forums and the Legia fans are not confident. But Henning Berg changed a few things in defence and Legia went 16 games conceding only 12 goals, then for some reason I can’t work out he rotated his defence and they started to leak goals, so Celtic and Ronny will know the weakness in the Legia defence is there. But aided by defensive midfielder Tomasz Jodlowiec, Legia’s back line managed to keep an impressive nineteen clean sheets in all competitions last term, and was key to their league title success. Centre-back pairing Jakub Rzeziczak and Dossa Junior impressed for large parts of the season, with Inaki Astiz able to step in to cover when needed. The defensive midfield cover also allows the full-backs – Tomasz Brzyski on the left, and either Bartosz Bereszynski or Lukasz Broz on the right – to get forward.

Legia have played 2 Champions League and 2 league games winning one and losing one and sit 8th in the Poland Ekstraklasa league. Their  first competitive game of this season was against St Patrick in the Champions League at home 1-1 draw. Game two for them  was a league match against Belchatow  at home and a 0-1 defeat. Game 3 was the return leg in the Champions League beating St Patricks 5-0, 5-1 on aggregate. Their last game on the 26th against Cracovia Krakow gave Legia a 3-1 win away from home.  The 0-1 defeat to Belchatow went down badly but Berg played mainly second string side, Belchatow won the Polish Second Division last year and beat Legia 1-0 at home, Berg got a hard time in the media as you can imagine. Their 2nd league game against Cracovia Krakow was not too impressive either, Cracovia finished 3rd bottom of the Ekstraklasa top league last season.

Legia have brought in two players so far this season in Igor Lewczuk signed from Zawisza Bydgoszcz who finished last season 6th place 21 points from league winners Legia Warsaw who won the league by 10 points. They also signed Arkadiusz Piech from Zaglebie Lubin who were punished same was as Rangers and demoted one division due to corruption and last season did the same.

Players they lost were midfielder Daniel Lukasik to Lechia Gdansk and Striker Michal Efir to Ruch Chorzow. Injured and doubts for Wednesdays game are Brazilian winger Guilherme and Striker Henrik Ojamaa.

Legia play a 4-5-1 with Serbian Miroslav Radovic who was the Ekstraklasa league player of the year last season,  given almost a free role behind the striker. With Ojamma injured they will probably play Marek Saganowski on his own as the lone striker, who was a £1.5 Million signing for Southampton in 2007 then sold to Aalborg BK for £2.6 Million a year later. His value has now dipped to well below £500,000.

They won the league last season, 19 clean sheets in all competition. This is a good hard test for Celtic. If we can get out of Poland with a 0-0 or a  1-0 win we will do well. I think in the return leg Legia will be more dangerous. I have noticed in defence Celtic are letting too many crosses in throughout pre-season. We are very attack minded and I just hope Ronny doesn’t have us too attacking and forget to close the back door. This is a game we will win if we play as we can. We have better players, worth more money and on higher wages.

But this is a potential banana skin. I think we will sneak it, but this will be a tough tie to negotiate. Stokes is fit and will travel. James Forrest and Scott Brown remain sidelined