Video: Bertie Auld The Fighter

This week we all learned of the sad news that Bertie Auld is suffering with dementia. As outlined in many of our articles over the last few days, Bertie is more than just a legend on the pitch. He is an incredible man off it and a wonderful Celtic supporter. A kind, humble and funny individual; Bertie is a fabulous human being worthy of all our support. However, there is a fighting side to Auld which will no doubt give him, his family and all of us some strength as he faces this battle.

He was infamously ordered off for lashing out at a Racing Club player during the infamous Battle of Montevideo. Whilst we couldn’t condone that, it is clear that Bertie has always been willing to stand up for himself and his friends. With the passing of over five decades, we can probably be permitted to watch this footage with a wry smile as Auld hunts down his opponent after suffering one assault too many!

Keep up the fighting spirit Bertie.

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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