Some Celtic fans bombard the club with Fergus McCann request

By Hamish Carton

March 4, 2020

The 4th of March may not be the most iconic date in the history of Celtic – but it should be remembered just as much by supporters as the 25th of May.

On this day in 1994, Fergus McCann arrived at Celtic Park to save our club. Things would never be the same again.

The businessman saved our club when it was on its knees, facing the worst possible end after over 100 years.

The fact that we are now in such a strong place and the dominant Scottish team of the 21st century speaks volumes for what he did.

It was, therefore, no surprise to see the club pay tribute to McCann on Wednesday morning, on the anniversary of his great arrival.

And it was also no surprise to see so many Hoops fans replying to the tweet. And a great number of them had one thing on their mind.

McCann was responsible for Celtic Park (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

McCann has Celtic Park as recognition

You kind of feel that, if McCann was going to be honoured by the club in such a way, it would have happened by now.

26 years have now passed since he came into contact with our brilliant football club – and his legacy remains with our wonderful stadium.

It would be fantastic to see him honoured in such a way, perhaps especially with part of the stadium named after him, but it’s also easy to see why it may not have happened.

The late Billy McNeill has a statue at Celtic Park (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

McCann may have turned down any sort of honour due to his quiet, unassuming nature.

The club have also got to consider how many legends of the past are also in line for some sort of recognition.

Tommy Burns and Stevie Chalmers are just two, and many may feel there’s more of an emotional attachment given that they’re no longer with us.

Whatever the case, Fergus McCann is remembered fondly. And we see his remarkable work every time we go to Celtic Park. Maybe he does have a trophy after all.