Video: “An Icon, A Hero” Former Celtic Players Bertie Tributes

Former Celtic Players Jim Craig, Tom Boyd, Stephen McManus and Alan Rough talk to Celtic TV about Bertie Auld on the day of the Lisbon Lion and Celtic Legend’s funeral…

We have already shown you a wide range of photographs from earlier today at a very sad and reflective Celtic Park which you can view below and we have additional images to share with you below this….

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Speaking at St Mary’s Church at the funeral service Jim Craig remembered Bertie as “a great Celt and more importantly a very nice man”. Before humorously mentioning one wee story that Bertie ofter told. “He could be a cheeky beggar.

“We were being interviewed one day on BBC TV and someone asked him ‘did we think Henrik Larsson would have got his place in the Lisbon team?’ And Bertie said yes of course, at right back!”

On the US tour of 1970, Jim Craig made the huge mistake of complaining to Bertie about a poor pass which ended up with him being clattered by the opposition player. “I could see the half smile on his face, from then on every time he got the ball he found me. Towards the end I was hiding behind my team-mates but still the passes kept arriving, along with the cheery shout, ‘was that pass okay?'”

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who 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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