Green Brigade release brilliant pictures from tribute to Celtic icon Bertie Auld

By Euan Davidson

November 24, 2021

The Green Brigade have shared some excellent photos from Saturday night’s TIFO tributes to Celtic icon Bertie Auld.

While Celtic had work to do on the Hampden turf, it was a day of reflection and adoration for a departed Hoops legend. Both pre-match and on the 67th minute, the Green Brigade held aloft fantastic tributes to Auld, who passed away last week at the age of 83.

The images include some of the planning that went into the TIFO displays, as well as pictures of the match itself, and the protest against Bernard Higgins.

Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Higgins, of course, remains a hot-button issue. Celtic supporter groups and fan media signed an open letter protesting his potential employment.

The displays before and during the game were a perfect tribute to Auld; himself a raucous, passionate Celtic supporter. From different angles, you can get an excellent view of the TIFO displays and the pyrotechnics on display.

You can see the images here, on the Green Brigade’s forum.

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Green Brigade deserve praise for putting together fitting tribute for a Celtic icon

Whatever you think of the Green Brigade, there’s no doubt they put on a show. Given that Auld was known to enjoy the standing section in recent years, it’s likely it would’ve meant so much to him.

You couldn’t have found a more, enthusiastic Celtic supporter, let alone player, than Bertie Auld.

When we found out there’d be two displays to honour the Lisbon Lion, we thought we’d be in for something special. But what was displayed on Saturday night probably transcended anyone’s expectations.

The tribute to Celtic legend Bertie Auld at Hampden / (Photo by Hamish Carton / 67 Hail Hail)

Naturally, the atmosphere was incredible at the game. Renditions of the Celtic Song were sang throughout, and the sizeable Hoops support didn’t let up the noise for a moment.

As focus will turn to protest, specifically over Bernard Higgins, it’s worth remembering Saturday’s displays. The Green Brigade tend to attract ire for the political positions they make.

This, though, was surely unequivocal. There can’t have been a Celtic fan at Hampden or watching at home who could’ve disapproved.

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