John Hartson's superb Tannadice snap; gets involved with Celtic celebrations

By David Walton

May 12, 2022

John Hartson couldn’t resist turning his head away from the Sky studio and getting involved with the Celtic Tannadice celebrations last night.

The Hoops great was a part of the Sky Sports punditry team for last night’s 1-1 draw that secured Celtic the league championship. The result was enough to bring the league back to Celtic Park, and the players will now be looking forward to receiving the trophy against Motherwell on Saturday.

And it’s clear John was itching to get involved as soon as the full-time whistle went yesterday. So much so that he got himself stuck right into things post-match as the image below shows:

It’s just a shame we couldn’t have had Kris Boyd there to watch on given he’s been happy to voice his overly-negative opinions on Celtic this season. He must’ve come down with a cold or something…

But what an image the above one is. The Celtic support have a great affection for big John and the sight of him waving a championship flag with the support overlooking him will be one for him to treasure.

Hartson has been one of Ange Postecoglou’s long-term backers as he refused to stick the boot in when plenty others were. He’s one of the pundits that deserves this moment more than many.

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John Hartson gets involved in Celtic title celebrations on emotional night

It was an emotional night for everyone at Tannadice yesterday. Regardless of the fact we would’ve won the league on Saturday if we’d lost last night, just getting over the line means everything to the Celtic support.

And it’s probably for the best we didn’t have a Helicopter Saturday-type scenario. After all, could you imagine a more useless need for a helicopter than the situation that would’ve presented itself had we lost to United?

Celtic have managed to get it done with a game to spare. Truth be told, we could’ve even had it wrapped up a lot earlier had we been more ruthless in certain games. But that’s the nature of a league championship race – you have your hiccups.

Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

There’s nothing better than just getting it won and enjoying the post-match reaction, images, and videos of the celebrations. That and the praise that comes from external parties.

We’ve had the last 12 months rubbed in our faces over our failure to win 10-in-a-row. Undoubtedly that hurt the supporters and severely damaged the football club. But that’s all in the past now, and we’ve delivered a real message to Scottish football that we’re going nowhere in the long-term.

We’re top dogs once more, and it’s more than deserved.

In other news, Dundee United manager Tam Courts labels Celtic “far and away” the best team in Scotland