Another Memorable Match,and this one is from FAN-A-TIC. A wonderful tribute to two of our finest ever players.
Celtic 4 Manchester Utd 0 Jimmy Johnstone and Bobby Lennox testimonial.
Was a day of foreboding.
I so wanted to honor to of my all time heroes but was dreading giving legitimacy to their Celtic careers ending.
It was also to be the return of Jock Stein almost a year after his car crash.
My older sister went with me and we took up our place right in the middle of the Rangers end.
There was around 50,000 there and many in the crowd seemed to have the same sentiment as I.
There was a legends game before and Billy Connolly lightened the mood by refereeing in rangers colors.
The crowd cheered every touch by Jinky and Bobby loudly.
Bobby opened the scoring and my joy was muted at the thought it could be his last.
The rest of the game flew by with a Dalglish hat trick lighting up the proceedings .
When the final whistle blew I have never been more miserable at a Celtic victory.
I was totally numb and wished I owned a time machine.
Two of the most gallus wee men in my life were about to leave.
I needed to stop it but realized I was helpless.
My two heroes did a lap of honor and I just stood frozen with tears streaming down my face
My sister tried to console me but to no avail.I told her I would not go back on the supporters bus and she should go.
I walked to the city centre through the ugliness that is Bridgeton with my memories of two little giants playing over and over again.
My feeling that it was the end of an era came to pass but for me these two little giants will always be Celtic.
They are forever my heroes and even in today’s distortion of the once beautiful game I take comfort in the legends of Stein,Johnstone and Lennox.
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