Celtic face ac­tion af­ter hor­ror at Scot­land v Ire­land match

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in ques­tion safer by erect­ing safety nets proves this.

“We will be fight­ing to make sure the fam­ily re­ceive the jus­tice they de­serve.”

A Celtic spokesman said: “Celtic Foot­ball Club have con­sid­er­able sym­pa­thy with the McSeveney fam­ily for their ter­ri­ble loss fol­low­ing this tragic ac­ci­dent.

“How­ever, and while the Club’s sym­pa­thy is in no sense di­min­ished, the Club do not ac­cept li­a­bil­ity for the ac­ci­dent. Celtic Park is a very safe en­vi­ron­ment and com­plies with all ap­pli­ca­ble build­ing stan­dards.

“Celtic Park is reg­u­larly in­spected and cer­tif ied as safe by the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties, in­clud­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the ac­ci­dent.”

A source close to Celtic said the club were likely to ar­gue that Nathan was stand­ing on a bar­rier be­fore he fell.

Nathan, from Cum­nock, Ayr­shire, was at the game with his un­cle Robert, who said later: “Nathan was such a happy-go-lucky guy and he jumped up to cel­e­brate. It was his f irst Scot­land game and ought to have been his first of many.”

Nathan was rushed to hos­pi­tal when he fell soon af­ter the fi­nal whis­tle but he died a short time later.

The for­mer Cum­nock Academy pupil had been work­ing as a rope ac­cess tech­ni­cian for Mother­well­based Trac En­gi­neer­ing.

More than 200 peo­ple at­tended his fu­neral at Ma­son­hill Cre­ma­to­rium.

RE­SULT Scot­land beat Ire­land 1-0 in the World Cup qual­i­fier

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