Photo Of The Day: Celtic Fans In Turin 2001

Our photo of the day, today, is this image of the Celtic support in Turin for the UEFA Champions League group stage clash with Juventus in 2001.

Many Celts will have tales to tell from that trip, which was ultimately full of heartache.

The infamous Drughi Ultras threw stones and bottles down on the Celtic fans as they walked to the stadium, then once in the ground, the travelling support could feel aggrieved for a very different reason as Juventus stole victory with a disgraceful penalty decision following Amaruso’s dive. Martin O’Neill was so incensed that he was sent to the stands and gave this famous interview after the undeserved 3-2 defeat:

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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