Sickening vandalism at the John Thomson 3G pitch in Cardenden

THE JOHN THOMSON 3G pitch in Cardenden has been vandalised with blue and red paint poured on the sign and the pitches.

The sign features the face of the village’s most famous son, who tragically lost his life while playing for Celtic at Inbox on 5 September 1931.

The images of the damage have been posted on social media by local Celtic supporter Liam @FreeGellyBhoy.

Celtic captain Scott Brown, a Fife boy himself, opened the pitch at the end of last year after a tremendous fund raising effort from the Celtic supporters and other local groups.

Liam also reports that John Thomson’s grave was also vandalised a few years ago, with paint being poured on the grave.


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About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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