“I know it’s a lot to ask folks,” Yogi’s family asks fans to gather on Celtic Way tomorrow

The funeral of Celtic legend and Lisbon Lion, John Hughes will take place tomorrow, and the cortege will pass Celtic Park following the Requiem Mass, the club has confirmed.

The Mass will be held at St Mary’s, Calton on Friday, 12 Augus at 12.30pm, and following the service, the funeral cortege will then make its way to Celtic Park at approximately 1:45pm.

The service is to be broadcast on Celtic TV and the club’s official YouTube channel for those who can’t be at Celtic Park on the day but who still want to pay respects to the legendary Celtic Star who was of course a Celtic supporter all his days.

Celtic fans who wish to pay their respects in person are encouraged to arrive at The Celtic Way outside Celtic Park for 1.30pm in time for the cortege passing Paradise.

John’s family have intimated that a fitting tribute would be the wearing of some green to acknowledge John’s Celtic connection and lifelong love of the club for those in attendance on Friday.

Big Yogi, who was a star of the golden years of the club in the 1960s and an all-time Celtic great, passed away on Monday, August 1 at the age of 79.

The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Celtic Park and the entire Celtic family are with John’s family and friends at this sad time.

At last Friday’s Media Conference The Celtic Star asked Ange Postecoglou about the incredible legacy that John Hughes leaves within the Celtic story, scoring 189 goals for the club and helping us reaching two European Cup Finals.

God bless Big Yogi, a true giant of a Celtic legend. May he rest in peace.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who 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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