Celtic recently made an announcement that was warmly received by the Hoops support. It was revealed that the wives of late Lisbon Lion legends Billy McNeill and Stevie Chalmers will unfurl the league flag.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) July 23, 2019
The ceremony will take place prior to the first league game of the season against St Johnstone. The news has been warmly welcomed by the Hoops support.
“A lovely gesture”
One fan on social media claimed that the move was a ‘lovely gesture’ by the club. Here are some of the best reactions from social media to the announcement:
Great gesture by the club pic.twitter.com/bABcnAYAOQ
— Jimmy Owens (@1967____) July 23, 2019
Great tribute for the Families 👍🍀😁👏👏👏👏
— Montrose CSC (@MontroseCSC) July 23, 2019
Excellent Celtic. Looking forward to seeing the ladies.God bless Stevie and Billy,their names live on eternally pic.twitter.com/x7WYqJcjS3
— view from the Hill (@antearmann1967) July 23, 2019
Excellent Celtic. Perfect tribute to both great men
— Charlie Dougan (@charliedougan74) July 23, 2019
— George R (@geobhoy67) July 23, 2019
— belfastbhoy (@belfastbhoy67) July 23, 2019
What a lovely tribute to 2 legends. Will be an emotional day all round 🙌🍀
— mcargison (@eabo1) July 23, 2019
It will be a memorable day for all commented with Celtic. Fans will get the chance to once more pay tribute to two of the biggest legends in Celtic’s history.
Two legends deserve to be remembered
McNeill, who captained the Lisbon Lions and won a host of trophies as Celtic player and manager. Chalmers, the man who scored the most important goal in Celtic’s history, the winner in the European Cup Final.
Hopefully Celtic Park will be a sell-out on the day, as both players deserve to be fondly remembered.
With a lot of big games coming up at Celtic Park in the next few weeks, this is one that Hoops support will not want to miss. It is certain to be an emotional occasion for all at the club.