He never quite got to wear the hoops but yesterday Darren Fletcher showed that his affection for Celtic hasn’t dimmed when he popped up on twitter wearing the ‘iconic’ Peoples away shirt of the early nineties.
Iconic not in a very good way! For those that lived through it that short highlighted the horrors of the days with Celtic in the middle of a six year run without picking up a trophy.
New commercial chief Terry Cassidy had promised the earth but there was still a year to run on the Umbro contract with Cassidy believing that the Celtic shirt should have a more prestigious sponsor than ‘a double glazing firm from Fife’.
Great to have Darren Fletcher at CFS HQ today
— Classic Football Shirts (@classicshirts) November 12, 2019
Alas his abrasive form of diplomacy failed to come up with a global brand with a local car dealership firm coming up with the best offer as the blue of Ford sat alongside the orange of Peoples on the Celtic shirt.
While Paul McStay and John Collins wore the khaki and lime number there was no success for the young prospect from Dalkeith to enjoy.
Fletcher couldn’t resist the call of Manchester United, going on to make over 200 appearances during their most successful period as well as 80 full caps for Scotland.