“Goodbye to the only real Bond, James Bond” – Celtic respect for Sean Connery, who died today

Sean Connery passed away today, aged 90 and Celtic Supporters have been talking about the actor and Scottish patriot who famously supported Celtic at the time when he was perhaps the most famous actor in the world and Celtic had one of the best teams in the world.

There have been many subsequent James Bonds but none of his successors could claim to come anywhere near the one and only Sean Connery who will always by James Bond.

In latter life, presumably through his friendship with Edinburgh based businessman David Murray, he started to attend Rangers matches, but no-one is too concerned about that these days. To Celtic Supporters just like everyone else in Scotland we have today lost one of our greatest sons. Rest in peace Sean, you’ll never walk alone.

“All having a wee blether together again,” @Highland_paddy wrote, showing this photograph of Sean Connery with Lisbon Lions Billy McNeill and Tommy Gemmell.

“Where shall we three meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain ?
When the hurlyburly’s done, when the battle’s lost and won,” Jamie replied.

“Sean Connery RIP. Here he is a with the Lisbon Lions. A great set of legends,” @joebloggscity said, before adding “Tin hat on but I think think Hunt for Red October was Sean Connery’s best film… Untouchables and his Bond films were great but he was exceptional in Red October.”

“Sean Connery set up the Scottish International Education Trust with Jackie Stewart to help finance Scots with exceptional ability and promise. Connery only agreed to return as Bond in 1971 in Diamonds are Forever if he was paid £1Million. He gave every penny to the trust,” @BroganRoganTrev wrote.

Former Celtic player Simon Donnelly paid his own respects. “Legend, proper legend,” he tweeted.

“In his own immortal words I’m shaken n stirred to hear the news of the Great Sean Connery’s passing today. The greatest bond ever and a good Celtic Man RIP Big Man,” @fredbassett67 added.

Rest in Peace Sean Connery.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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