Video: Celtic’s Version Of Hungary’s ‘Viking Thunder/Volcano Clap’

One of the highlights of Euro 2020 has been the sight and sound of over 60,000 Hungarian fans at their team’s first two matches of the tournament. The Puskas Arena in Budapest rocked to its foundations as the passionate Hungary supporters roared the players on to a 1-1 draw with competition favourites France.

The TV cameras spent much of the time zooming into the crowd to capture what has been widely termed the “Viking Thunder Clap” or “Volcano Clap”, most famously performed by Iceland fans.

The presence of so many supporters together, inside and outside of the stadium, reminded us all of just how much the noise and passion of football fans has been missed. In terms of the Celtic support, it brought back memories of our own version of this so called Viking/Volcano action.

How great it will eventually be to enjoy scenes like these again in Paradise.

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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