Photo Of The Day: Young Celtic Fan Imitates Larsson Celebration At Title Party (2001)

Today’s photo of the day takes readers back to happier times, in April 2001, when Celtic lifted only their second SPL trophy since 1988.

The party was brought in with a 1-0 victory over Hearts at Celtic Park, Lubo coming on as a substitute to score the winning goal in the 67th minute.

Martin O’Neill’s men had been unfancied at the start of the season but secured the double with this triumph, before going on to complete the treble in May.

Henrik Larsson was every Celtic fan’s hero and he scored 53 goals in that 2000/01 season. The Swede was famous for his “tongue-out” celebration and this young supporter was captured imitating the King during a rousing rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone.

After winning that title, Celtic went on to lift 14 of the next 19 league championships. Many could argue that we should have won at least three more as well (losing the title on goal difference 2002/03, Black Sunday 2004/05, losing the title by a point due to defeat at Inverness 2010/11).

Hopefully such joyous scenes will return soon.

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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