Photo Of The Day: Fans Honour Lisbon Lions As Celtic Complete An Invincible League Season

Today’s photo of the day comes from 21 May 2017. It was then that goals from Leigh Griffiths and Stuart Armstrong completed an Invincible League season for Celtic in Brendan Rodgers’ first season at the helm. However, the real story was the commemorations of the Lisbon Lions that day.

Celtic’s triumph in Lisbon came almost 50 years to the day before this match, against Hearts, and the Green Brigade organised a stunning full stadium display before the game.

Then, in the 67th minute, the group unveiled a banner reading “67 in the heat of Lisbon,” surrounded by numerous flares and smoke bombs. The full stadium rose and chanted In the heat of Lisbon, the fans came in their thousands, to see the Bhoys become champions 67.”

And that scene is our photo of the day…

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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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