John Furlong denies any wrongdoing, launches legal action
Former Vanoc boss and current Executive Chair of Vancouver Whitecaps FC John Furlong says he categorically denies each and every accusation levelled at him in a bombshell story in the Georgia Straight. The story accuses Furlong of mentally and physically abusing native children while he worked as a phys-ed teacher in burns lake in the late 60's and early 70's.
Furlong read a statement to the media a short time ago in Vancouver. "I want you to know, that I categorically deny absolutely any wrongdoing and I believe that the RCMP, looking into this matter, will discredit the complaint, entirely, because it just didn't happen. Let me just say I am proud of the work I have done and the time i have spent up north and across the country working with first nations and aboriginal communities".
Furlong did not take questions, and plans legal action. He says not once did he get a call from the paper concerning the allegations.