Celtic fans have mind blown after club's Huddle tweet
The pre-match Huddle is as synonymous with Celtic as just about anything else on planet earth.
The first-team, usually led by Scott Brown, engage in the ritual before each and every match they play.
Along with ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and green and white hoops at home, it is a massive part of modern day Celtic.
But it wasn’t always like that.
For the majority of our history there was no Huddle. It only came into play on this very day 25 years ago – pioneered by then Hoops player Tony Mowbray.
And as the club celebrated a quarter century of ‘doing the Huddle’ on Twitter, some Hoops fans came to terms with a fact that blew their minds.
Genuinely thought the huddle was a thing from the beginning. 🤯 https://t.co/vg5PxrVCWL
— Liam (@youngliam14) July 23, 2020
Blows my mind a bit, that. Feel like it’s always been there. That said, I was 9 so 🤷♂️
— Mik McGivern (@MikMcGiv) July 23, 2020
Other Celtic fans commented on how the huddle makes them feel before a match.
Let's all do the huddle let's all do the huddle 🍀⚪🍀⚪🍀⚪🍀⚪💚💚💚 https://t.co/Gnw05wa3hZ
— Luke O'Farrell (@Luke14728103) July 23, 2020
First place i seen it. Was at Celtic/Albion rovers. Mowbray was there but was the young team that started it.
— Celtic Bhoys On Tour (@Brig1888) July 23, 2020
Hail hail for the huddle 💚🍀
— Angela Guy (@AngelaGuy15) July 23, 2020
Big Tony Mowbray 👏👏
— Fibredesk (@fibredesk) July 23, 2020
Makes me pure burst with pride the fact that we’ve carried out this tradition my whole life. Just a pure simple symbol of unity. Actually gets u a bit emotional when u hear the noise of the crowd when the players are in the huddle. We’re honestly the pure fairytale good guys 🍀😂 https://t.co/KfwF56gc8w
— Gowza (@McgStitch) July 23, 2020
Happy Birthday to the famous original huddle 💚
— Andrew Masterson (@ShineSmiler) July 23, 2020
Mowbray “delighted” the Huddle stuck around
The fact that the Huddle hasn’t been around since day one is a strange thought to get your head round.
But 1995 was the year of its birth, during a pre-season friendly defeat to Kickers Emden.
Stand-in captain Mowbray pioneered the move and, years later, admitted he was proud it had stuck around.
“Every player likes to leave something that people can remember them by and maybe the Huddle is mine at Celtic.
“I’m delighted to see it’s still going strong, because it’s a brilliant way of uniting the players and the fans.” (The Scotsman)
Fair play to Mowbray. He may not have succeeded as our manager. But he left one indelible mark on the club.