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Cliftonville FC issue further Jay Donnelly statement.
« on: December 01, 2018, 04:34:20 PM »


Cliftonville has issued a further statement on striker Jay Donnelly, who was convicted of distributing an indecent image of a child.

On Friday, the Irish Premiership club announced it had dropped Donnelly for a match this weekend.

He had continued to appear for his club after the allegation emerged.

On Saturday, the north Belfast club said it would "take strong action to protect the good name of the club and our supporters".

Footballer dropped after image conviction
However, it added that "we are also mindful not to take knee-jerk action that could impact negatively on any injured parties in a potentially vulnerable state of mind".

"We acknowledge there are people both within and without our club calling for immediate action, an understandable reaction to an emotive issue," the club statement said.

"Cliftonville Football Club will not shirk its responsibilities to both our members and the wider community, but we again appeal for this matter to be handled in a measured fashion.

"The courts will deliberate before delivering justice, as will Cliftonville Football Club."

The 23 year old admitted the charge last Friday and will be sentenced in January.

A separate count of taking or making an indecent photograph was withdrawn.

"The club does not condone such behaviour, has made that clear to Jay Donnelly and the player himself accepts he must atone for his actions," it said.

"Cliftonville Football Club is acutely aware that a young woman has suffered because of Jay Donnelly's actions.

"Jay Donnelly is also very emotionally distressed because of his actions and the club feels it has a duty of care to both young people, who are potentially very vulnerable at this moment in time."

The Belfast Feminist Network was due to hold a protest against Donnelly's inclusion in the team at Cliftonville's Solitude ground on Saturday.

It has since called off the demonstration due to the club's decision to drop the player.

"We're pleased that he's not playing - that was our initial ask," Elaine Crory from the organisation told the BBC's Evening Extra programme.

But she said the club "could go further" by explaining what will happen next.

On Friday, Cliftonville's first team coach Neil Adair posted on Twitter that he had resigned from his role.

The Court Service has confirmed that Donnelly was convicted of one charge - distributing or showing an indecent image of a child on a date between June and October 2016.

Pre-sentence reports have been ordered before Donnelly, of Ardilea Drive in north Belfast, is due back in court early in the new year.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-46411405

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Re: Cliftonville FC issue further Jay Donnelly statement.
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 05:16:41 PM »


Once you get over the shock, horror you end up with a handsome 23 yr old athlete who could probably have had his pick of the girls down the local nightclub.

SEEING BEYOND THE HEADLINES

Not to excuse his behaviour, but it's highly likely he was sexually abused himself. Just cloning him as peado won't help anyone. You need more details to make an informed opinion. How old was the girl? Did sex take place ?If so, was it consensual ? What was the nature of the relationship ?

The age of consent radically differs within Europe.

Remember, Elvis married Prisilla Presley when she was 14.

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Re: Cliftonville FC issue further Jay Donnelly statement.
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 10:34:56 PM »
He shod be sacked. Simple as that.
Scum bag.

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Re: Cliftonville FC issue further Jay Donnelly statement.
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2018, 04:11:20 PM »
The guy is a pervert, plain and simple. No exceptions, no excuses.  ::)
Wear your RED POPPY with PRIDE.  Lest we forget. BUY BRITISH.  Support the forces of LAW and ORDER, PAST and PRESENT. Justice for the BRITISH ARMY.

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Re: Cliftonville FC issue further Jay Donnelly statement.
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2018, 06:01:23 PM »

Once you get over the shock, horror you end up with a handsome 23 yr old athlete who could probably have had his pick of the girls down the local nightclub.

SEEING BEYOND THE HEADLINES

Not to excuse his behaviour, but it's highly likely he was sexually abused himself. Just cloning him as peado won't help anyone. You need more details to make an informed opinion. How old was the girl? Did sex take place ?If so, was it consensual ? What was the nature of the relationship ?

The age of consent radically differs within Europe.

Remember, Elvis married Prisilla Presley when she was 14.

And the Virgin Mary was only 14 or 15 when she gave birth.
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Re: Cliftonville FC issue further Jay Donnelly statement.
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2018, 06:08:20 PM »

Once you get over the shock, horror you end up with a handsome 23 yr old athlete who could probably have had his pick of the girls down the local nightclub.

SEEING BEYOND THE HEADLINES

Not to excuse his behaviour, but it's highly likely he was sexually abused himself. Just cloning him as peado won't help anyone. You need more details to make an informed opinion. How old was the girl? Did sex take place ?If so, was it consensual ? What was the nature of the relationship ?

The age of consent radically differs within Europe.

Remember, Elvis married Prisilla Presley when she was 14.

she was 22 when she married elvis   
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Re: Cliftonville FC issue further Jay Donnelly statement.
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2018, 10:40:57 PM »
The guy is a pervert, plain and simple. No exceptions, no excuses.  ::)
I for what he has done I don't believe in any excuses no way.

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Re: Cliftonville FC issue further Jay Donnelly statement.
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2018, 11:08:44 PM »
If the young man showed a pornographic image, he should suffer the serious consequences of that behavior. That is a legal matter. The other is a spiritual matter and is between him and his Maker. It is for God to judge and the court to decide. Kathleen

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Re: Cliftonville FC issue further Jay Donnelly statement.
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2018, 11:17:02 PM »
Hmmm ...not a peep from our prolific offendee ?   ;)
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Re: Cliftonville FC issue further Jay Donnelly statement.
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2018, 11:33:21 PM »
Whatever happened to 'innocent until proven guilty'?
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Re: Cliftonville FC issue further Jay Donnelly statement.
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2018, 11:40:06 PM »
I think on the penultimate line at the bottom of Buckys post there is reference to that toady  ;)
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Re: Cliftonville FC issue further Jay Donnelly statement.
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2018, 11:50:00 PM »
Its the sharing of the image, that makes it "scum bag" material.
Otherwise, the wee girl may never have gone to the cops.
Cliftonville should sack him.
I said ages ago to certain Cliftonville supporters, he should have been suspended till the court case was over..
They didn't, which is wrong in it self.
I wonder who makes some of the decisions in cases like this,,,sigh.
It gives out the wrong signal, to young people.

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Re: Cliftonville FC issue further Jay Donnelly statement.
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2018, 12:04:17 AM »
Whatever happened to 'innocent until proven guilty'?

True toady, unless of course you play for
Cliftonville  :o ::)
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Re: Cliftonville FC issue further Jay Donnelly statement.
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2018, 12:06:15 AM »
True toady, unless of course you play for
Cliftonville  :o ::)
Oh there it is !!    ;)      :D
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Re: Cliftonville FC issue further Jay Donnelly statement.
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2018, 12:13:13 AM »
True toady, unless of course you play for
Cliftonville  :o ::)
Untrue Whitey , unless you never read the post properly ..
The truth will set you free.      ;)
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