Photo Of The Day: Cartoon Captures The Clashes In World Club Championship

Today’s photo of the day features an amusing cartoon about the World Club Championship clashes between Celtic and Racing Club.

The three matches culminated in the Battle of Montevideo, numerous red cards and riot police intervention. It was a series of games that were an attack on the game and the spirit in which it should be played.

Celtic’s swashbuckling team, who had recently won the European Cup, weren’t allowed to engage in proper football. Instead, the tie was turned into a fight by their South American opponents. That was the Hoops’ ultimate undoing, and this satirical cartoon captured the feeling associated with the event in comical style.

Sometimes, as the old adage goes, a picture paints a thousand words.

About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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