Date: 3rd May 2019 at 6:04am
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Glaswegians are waking up this morning to a city plastered in posters of Billy McNeill.

On an emotional and solemn day for the city one of it’s favourite sons will be remembered with the route from the city centre to Celtic Park coming to a halt over lunch time.

Just under two years ago posters of McNeill lifting the European Cup appeared across the city in a surprise move to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Celtic’s Lisbon triumph.

Tragically over the last fortnight two more of the Lions have been lost with Celtic Park turned into a shrine to McNeill and Stevie Chalmers as supporters pay their tributes.

Last night McNeill’s coffin was taken in to St Aloysius Church in the city centre ahead of the Funeral Mass which will be broadcast to supporters gathering on the Celtic Way.

The  cortege will then make it’s way to George Square, passing the City Chambers on route to Celtic Park then on to a private ceremony for the family as a city, nation and support mourn and celebrate the man who made dreams come true in the capital of Portugal.