Photo Of The Day: Dunfermline Fans Unveil A Birthday Banner

Today’s photo of the day takes readers back to the final league match of the famous 1987/88 Centenary season. Celtic had already been crowned champions and they faced Dunfermline at Paradise, whose own fate had been sealed too. Indeed, Jim Leishman’s team had been relegated to the Second Division.

A goal from Chris Morris gave Celtic a 1-0 win to build momentum ahead of the Scottish Cup Final, before a trophy presentation was made. Dunfermline had brought a large travelling support and their fans unveiled this sporting banner after the match.

45,000 fans had packed into Celtic Park to enjoy the celebratory occasion. Scenes from the afternoon can be viewed in the video below. Meanwhile, the trivia enthusiasts may be interested to read that the Bhoys were actually presented a second award, alongside the league trophy, that day.

READ: A Remorseful Vase: An Award Relating To Celtic’s Peculiar Historical Connection With Ferencvaros

About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up on the English south coast with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. 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 previously sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are now available on Amazon.

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