Photo Of The Day: Celtic Fans At Stranraer

Today’s photo of the day revisits the Scottish Cup Fourth Round tie between Stranraer and Celtic at Stair Park. The match took place in January 2016 and saw the Hoops triumph by three goals to nil. Leigh Griffiths and Carlton Cole gave the Bhoys a 2-0 lead at the break, before Griffiths got his second of the afternoon to secure things in the closing stages.

The Celtic faithful were in fine voice at the League One club’s ground, but were asked to refrain from over exuberance by then manager Ronny Deila in order to protect the club’s great reputation.

Smoke bombs were one issue that was quoted, but one Stranraer fan made a quite outrageous claim on Twitter when remarking that a Lidl plastic bag full of faeces was thrown at them! Hopefully that was little more than a disturbing joke!

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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