Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish shares funny FIFA tweet

By Connor Gordon

September 5, 2019

Former Celtic striker Kenny Dalglish is relishing his new appearance in the FIFA video game series.

The Hoops legend has shared a focused picture of his younger self in game. However, his son Paul has told him Kenny’s grandson will be using Virgil van Dijk’s character to put the boot in.

Fans on social media lapped up the tweet that went worldwide.

Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish in FIFA games

King Kenny announced his involvement with the FIFA series yesterday.

Kenny Dalglish training with Celtic in 1973. (Photo by Randolph Caughie/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)

The Hoops hero will be a new character as part of the ‘Icon’ series on Ultimate Team. Dalglish joins another legend in Henrik Larsson as Celtic figures who have appeared as icons.

While Dalglish was revelling in the news, he was brought down a peg by no other than his son Paul.

Kenny Dalglish posing with his family. (Photo by Jonathan Brady – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Fresh from his own championship win with Miami FC, Paul said that Kenny’s grandson won’t be using him in the game.

Paul told Kenny: “Your Grandson says he is going to play as @VirgilvDijk and kick lumps out of you.”

Dalglish replied: “You can tell my grandson to pass this picture onto Virgil van Dijk. I’m ready.”

The tweet is popular with 13,000 fans and shared 1,300 times too.

Celtic announce new PES 2020 cover

The Bhoys’ links to video games doesn’t just stop with Dalglish and Larsson. Celtic are now selling official Pro Evolution Soccer with the Hoops stars on the front cover.

Parkhead will also continue to feature in the video game series as will a whole host of real faces.

Fans can now play at Celtic Park for a second consecutive year. (Photo by Mark Runnacles – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Celtic are official along with rivals Rangers as partner clubs for the gaming franchise.

Fans had been crying out for years for one of the big two in the football market to make some sort of move.

Now, for the second consecutive year, fans from both sides will be allowed to play as their realistic clubs in their own stadiums.