It’s an image that no Celtic fan will ever tire off but one hoops fan has given it a slightly different look.
The sad passing off Billy McNeill has set off a wave of sentiment remembering the achievements of the man for whom the terms icon and legend don’t deliver full justice.
Posters of the Celtic skipper lifting the big cup, the first time that it was ever played for, have appeared worldwide with no caption required to explain the moment or it’s significance.
— Stewart Owbridge (@OwbridgeStewart) June 8, 2019
In the first match following McNeill’s death it was his successor with the number five that scored the only goal of the match with Jozo Simunovic heading the winner against Kilmarnock in the 67th minute.
On the 52nd anniversary of the win over Inter Milan Celtic beat Hearts to clinch the Scottish Cup and the treble treble with the team wearing shorts with the number five for McNeill and nine for Stevie Chalmers.
Tattoos can of course go wrong, two years ago a fan ended up with Terry Munro while following the Scottish Cup win over Hearts another supporter ended up with Trebel Trebel.