CELTIC SUED OVER DEAD FAN
Family say stadium to blame for tragic Nathan’s fall
Celtic are being sued by the family of a Scotland fan who fell to his death at the club’s stadium.
Nathan McSeveney, 20, plunged down a stairwell after a World Cup qualifier against Ireland.
His family’s lawyer Patrick McGuire said: “It is our firm belief that the club failed in their duty of care.”
Celtic deny liability. It is understood they will argue that Nathan was standing on a barrier before he fell.
The family of a football fan who fell to his death at Celtic Park are suing the club.
Nathan McSeveney, 20, died after watching Scotland’s 1- 0 victory over Ireland in November 2014.
He plunged three floors down a stairwell at Exit 33 of the Lisbon Lions stand as the crowd were leaving the sell-out game.
The match was played at Celtic’s home ground because Hampden Park was undergoing building work.
Now Nathan’s family – including mum Denise and dad John – are taking Celtic to court over the fall.
The case was lodged at the Court of Session in Edinburgh last week.
Sources close to the family indicated it raised concerns about the height of barriers at the stadium.
The fami ly are being represented by Thompsons Solicitors.
Partner Patrick McGuire said: “It is our firm belief that the football club failed in their duty of care to protect this young man.
“The fact that they have now taken the obvious measure to make the area
LOST Nathan fell down stairwell after final whistle
TRIBUTE Fans remember Nathan at England v Scotland friendly at Celtic Park. Right, Nathan, front, at Scotland v Ireland game where he fell to his death
TRAGIC Scotland fan Nathan McSeveney