John McGinn and Kieran Tierney pay tribute to Celtic hero in viral video

By John McGinley

February 12, 2022

Virgil van Dijk, Kevin de Bruyne and Mohamed Salah were some of the big names featured in BT Sport’s latest viral video asking for their idols growing up – but it was John McGinn and Kieran Tierney who gave the best answers.

The English Premier League duo both named hero Henrik Larsson as their favourite player when young supporters of Celtic, just like many of you reading this!

McGinn responded firmly with the Swedish legend’s name when asked the question. Then, was asked whether he had Larsson’s name on the back of his Celtic shirts as a fan, to which he replied: “Yes, all of them.”

Tierney, meanwhile, said: “Henrik Larsson, growing up a Celtic fan, I think everyone’s answer is the same.”

The video has been viewed over 375,000 times on Twitter alone, with thousands of viewers also retweeting and further interacting with the four-minute clip.

By the way, if you’re wondering who former Celtic defender Van Dijk’s idol was, it was Ronaldinho. Understandable.

McGinn and Tierney, as well as Liverpool rival Andy Robertson, are never scared to share their love of Celtic when asked by the media down south.

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In fact, they were all watching the recent derby against Rangers with both McGinn and Robertson taking to Twitter themselves to share their joy with Reo Hatate’s display.

Tierney of course was an icon himself in the Hoops, even if not quite on the level of Larsson, while John McGinn narrowly missed out on a transfer move, instead switching to Aston Villa.

As for Andy Robertson, well, he’s in his prime at Liverpool but I’ve always had a sneaking suspicion he might end up back at Celtic one day in the distant future after leaving the Bhoys Academy as a teenager.

In other news, Young Celtic talent Rocco Vata scores for Ireland again.