Tommy’s People and Cause
“ When you pull on that jersey you’re not just playing for a football club, you’re playing for a people and a cause “
Upon reflection it’s easy to see why many of our fathers chose to bring us into the Celtic family and become a part of it.
If we were to say the average poster was 50/60 years old , that would place many fathers being born roughly in the 40’s and 50’s.
They would have witnessed and been heavily impacted by the two major Celtic events of the second half of the last century.
And thus it would have seemed right , just , and natural that they would pass on their great love to many of us.
After first witnessing the beast slayed and football win in Lisbon the next generations magic moment was clearly the Centenary double ,, lead by none other than Captain fantastic himself.
When coupled with the fact it was mostly local characters that played for the club while hitting those heights ,it served only to reinforce the faithful’s love of the club .
Its fairytale stuff that Hollywood would probably say looks too fake , could never happen forget it.
And every single one of those dad’s would have seen nothing wrong in passing the team on, how could they not when people like Mr Celtic himself Tommy was saying lines like the one quoted above.
Yes its a different day and time but just look at the crowd in this video please,,the sheer joy and ecstasy being released. Notice also how Tommy points out to someone he will be up to visit them in hospital soon live on telly!
There’s an eruption of pride and love in song being flung towards their heroes by the faithful who feel privileged to have beheld such a historic feat with their own eyes.
So like I say I get it ,, I get why this club was passed onto us , I really do.
But hand on heart I dont know if Tommy would see a cause anymore .
Theres still some homegrown around aye but not enough to brag about.
And that cause ,, what exactly was it ?
It was always standing up in the face of adversity,, it was that when we march together we are stronger than anyone else ,, it was we will overcome bad odds together to succeed.
And essentially it seemed he was saying we players actually NEED you the fans !.
Can we honestly say any of that is true these days as it clearly was before ?
Many are as far away from the feeling the faithful had that glorious day as its possible to be.
Season tickets bought yet unhappy,, what would Tommy have said to that ?
Just yesterday I was telling a poster I will be sitting in the bar around the corner and no, I dont wanna attend thanks. What would he make of that decision?
Each and everyone of us will view the club a little differently and how much love is there or not will again come down to the individual .
We are faced with a decision many of us didn’t want to face and didn’t expect to , and our dads certainly didn’t think we would face it but here we are.
WE are now today’s dad’s and that decision to pass this team on or not is a battle taking place right now in hearts and minds across the globe.
If we felt like Tommy did that day there would be no decision to make .
We need to somehow get back to a people and a cause united ,, or Tommys great club will wilt and fade away.
We owe to the great man himself to at least try to get back on track somehow.
To do whatever needs doing to make it right like he would have done.
We all owe him that much.
And more. Much more.
Rest in Peace Tommy. You’ll Never Walk Alone.
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