Video: The Green Brigade's stunning Hampden Celtic display tonight

By John McGinley

November 20, 2021

The Green Brigade, and indeed the wider Celtic support, unveiled a stunning tribute to icon Bertie Auld before today’s semi-final against St Johnstone at Hampden.

Auld sadly passed away earlier this week at the age of 83. His legacy as a player has endured for decades. But it’s not just his on the pitch antics that enamoured him to the Celtic support. He was a huge personality off the pitch too, keeping alive the spirit of the Lisbon Lions and delighting generations of fans.

Footage published by Go Radio this evening shows the majesty of the Auld tribute prior to kick-off under the lights at Hampden. The mosaic display spelled out ‘Bertie’ as the teams entered from the tunnel.

A minute’s applause followed from both teams, coaching staff and sets of supporters, with Celtic fans chanting Auld’s name.

The Green Brigade brought out another display for the legendary midfielder in the 10th minute, recognising his squad number.

As announced earlier this week, fans are also planning a mass tribute to the icon in the 67th minute, so look out for that in the second half as Celtic strive to reach a first final under Ange Postecoglou.

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So far it has been a tough encounter against the Perth side. Glimpses of promise have come from Celtic but St Johnstone have largely succeeded in breaking up play and frustrating the Bhoys.

We’ll need a bit more incisiveness in the final third after the interval to book a place in the final against Rangers or Hibernian, who play tomorrow.

It has been a special atmosphere in a national stadium dominated by Celtic supporters. The players have to harness that.

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