Photo Of The Day: Celtic Fans Use Pyrotechnics At 1984 Scottish Cup Final

Today’s photo of the day feature takes you back to the 1984 Scottish Cup Final when Celtic lost 2-1 to a strong Aberdeen side that featured Gordon Strachan in midfield.

Not a fondly remembered occasion, the image we have chosen stands out for the rare use of pyrotechnics in those days. Indeed, we are accustomed to seeing flares and smoke bombs set off by the Bhoys and Green Brigade Ultras these days, but they had been present at this final, whilst a flare was also set off a year later at the 1985 Cup Final too!

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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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