Photo Of The Day: Celtic Applauded Onto The Pitch At Filbert Street

With Celtic playing against Bristol City in a friendly tonight, today’s photo of the day revisits the Hoops’ visit to  Filbert Street to play against Leicester City in a friendly back in April 2002.

As Scottish champions, Celtic were applauded onto the park by the Leicester players and were roared on by 10,000 travelling fans, who the local press described as “raucous”. Both sets of supporters also rose to give Martin O’Neill a standing ovation for his achievements at both clubs.

A goal by John Hartson separated the teams at full time; the champions heading back to Scotland with a 1-0 victory.

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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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