Fam­ily say sta­dium to blame for tragic Nathan’s fall

Sunday Mail (UK) - - Front Page - Graeme Dono­hoe

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

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