Some Celtic fans react to anniversary of title triumph
Some Celtic fans have reacted to the anniversary of the Hoops winning the title on this day in 1998. Celtic won their first title in 10 years after defeating St Johnstone 2-0 at Celtic Park.
Not only did the Hoops win the title, but they stopped bitter rivals Rangers from winning their 10th title in a row.
The official Celtic Twitter account noted the anniversary. Therefore, some fans on social media have responded with their memory of the day.
⛔️ #CelticFC 'stopped the ten' #OnThisDay in 1⃣9⃣9⃣8⃣! pic.twitter.com/CiV77gmnwC
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 9, 2019
One fan went as far to describe the day as ‘my favourite day’ at Celtic Park. Here are some of the best reactions from social media to the anniversary:
— geo bhoy (@geomaxno7) May 9, 2019
Probably still my favourite day as a Celtic fan 🍀🍀✊👏#CelticFC
— Bryan17 (@BryanMcalinden) May 9, 2019
What a day that was. 👏
— Colin Bruce (@cozzybruce1888) May 9, 2019
I was there. What a day.
— James Hughes (@mcneill1967) May 9, 2019
Can’t believe that was 21 years ago! Feels just like yesterday. After nearly 10 years of pain that was pure relief and joy – and took my old man onto the pitch at the end – was amazing just to stand on that pitch and look up at the stands…
— Yogs (@yogs2020) May 9, 2019
The game itself was an extremely tense one. The Hoops needed to win the game, whilst dropping any points would give Rangers a chance to overtake Celtic at the top of the league.
Off to perfect start
Celtic got off to a perfect start through a Henrik Larsson goal. However, the Hoops huffed and puffed and failed to get the second goal until Harald Brattbakk’s strike brought huge relief to Celtic Park.
The win brought incredible scenes to Celtic Park. Following the title presentations the fans invaded the pitch. The celebrations hadn’t been seen at Celtic Park for years. Therefore, it was understandable to see fans on the pitch.
The victory over St Johnstone must go down as one of the most important wins in Celtic’s history. It is no wonder fans look back on that day with joy.