A group of Celtic fans are looking to swarm the streets of Glasgow and route to Hampden with large posters of Billy McNeill in a brilliant cup final idea.
A similar idea occurred back in 2017. When it was 50 years since Celtic won the European Cup back in 1967, 50 large posters were dished out across the city of Cesar holding the big cup aloft.
The hashtag #Cesar67 was posted on Twitter whenever one was found. It was a creative way to pay tribute to the Lisbon Lions.
But with the news of McNeill’s passing today, the artists are at it again. This time, the Dublin-based group want to mark the streets with more big posters of Cesar. Below, you can see the tweet that was sent from the group this morning.
To celebrate the life of King Billy,looking at printing 100 odd of these to give out for free,to plaster city centre and route to Hampden with night before the cup final just trying to see people’s thoughts @CelticFCSLO @CelticGossip @StandForCeltic #billymcneill #onekingbilly pic.twitter.com/jKxeKgkviU
— leftwing badges (@Leftwingbadges) April 23, 2019
A tremendous gesture
The operation would get underway the night before the cup final. It would also be a fitting tribute to King Billy, who will be in the thoughts of all Celtic supporters when we face Hearts on cup final day.
Two years ago, the art was found in locations such as Celtic Park, the Barrowlands, and Glasgow University. But now it looks set for a return, with the idea gaining some real traction among the Celtic support.
The group behind the posters told Glasgow Live the following:
“We are coming over for the final thought it was something we could do in memory of Billy but it’s become bigger than we expected and will now also be used to raise money for charity.”
This is just a sensational idea. A tribute on Scottish Cup final day for Billy McNeill – a day where the historic treble treble could be won and all for a good charitable cause. It’s just what Celtic supporters are all about, and the Dublin group certainly symbolise that.
Hopefully, there are more updates about this idea. Goodness knows Cesar will be watching the cup final on May 25th from above and will be demanding that the Hoops bring back the treble to Paradise.
The tribute, meanwhile, will be a real sight to see on cup final day.