It’s still hard to believe that someone actually went to the extremes of attacking Peter Lawwell’s home, and the only positive to take out of the situation is that nobody was seriously injured or killed.
It’s emerged that members of Lawwell’s family were in the home at the time of the attack so it must’ve been a horrible ordeal for them, while the BBC said that the incident is currently being treated as “willfull fire-raising”
Of course the actions of one criminal don’t represent the greater fan base, and there has been a general outpouring of support to Lawwell and his family after the incident.
Understandably they still sound shaken up, but he’s released a statement today to thank the fans for their support, while also urging anyone with anything information that could help the police to come forward:
Following the terrible events of yesterday morning, #CelticFC Chief Executive Peter Lawwell has thanked fans for the support he and his family have received.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 20, 2021
“This has been a devastating attack on myself and my family, the effects of which will stay with us all for a long time.
“I am, of course, extremely relieved that everyone is safe. I would like to thank my wife and my family for their support and for the strength and courage they have shown during such a difficult time.
“Naturally my family has been deeply affected by these events. This is a hugely challenging time but we will make sure we stay strong and we will get through this together.
“I wanted to take this opportunity to offer my thanks to the Fire Service for their skill, bravery and professionalism in dealing with the fire, and Police Scotland, too, for their support and professionalism.
“I also thank the Celtic Board and Celtic staff for all the support they have given me. It has been fantastic and sincerely appreciated.
“As a family, we have received literally thousands of messages of support from Celtic fans and from people across the wider global football family. This has provided us with great comfort and we all offer our heartfelt thanks for the concern and support which people have shown.
“Clearly, I echo the words of Police Scotland and would ask that if anyone does have any relevant information which could help this investigation, to please come forward.”