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  • Thoughts and prayers from everyone at Celtic

    Thoughts and prayers from everyone at Celtic

    By: Newsroom Staff on 23 Dec, 2014 14:09

  • THE thoughts and prayers of everyone at Celtic Football Club are with all of those families affected by the terrible tragedy in Glasgow city-centre on Monday afternoon. Six people lost their lives in the accident, while several more were seriously injured.

    Among those who sadly died were Jack Sweeney, his wife, Lorraine, and their teenage granddaughter, Erin McQuade.

    Mr and Mrs Sweeney were from Dumbarton, although they had previously lived in Ontario, Canada, where Mr Sweeney had been president of the Bramalea Celtic Supporters’ Club.

    Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “We would like to send our deepest condolences to everyone affected by yesterday’s tragedy in Glasgow City Centre. The events in George Square are so difficult to comprehend and their effects will be devastating for so many. 

    “We are now aware that one man, Jack Sweeney, his wife Lorraine and their granddaughter, Erin McQuade, were among those who have lost their lives.  We know also of Jack’s strong connection to Celtic, as someone who gave so much to the Club.  

    “I am sure I speak for everyone connected to the Club when I say that our sincere thoughts and prayers are with them all, with their relatives and with every other victim of this tragic incident.”

    And a statement from the Bramalea Celtic Supporters’ Club said: "It is with great shock and sadness we share with you our friend and past president Jack Sweeney, his wife Lorraine and granddaughter Erin were victims of today's tragedy in Glasgow. Our thoughts and prayers go to the family and friends of the Sweeney family.”

    The flags at Celtic Park are flying at half-mast and a minute’s silence will be held this Saturday before Celtic's home game against Ross County in memory of all those who lost their lives in this terrible tragedy.

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