Video – Paul Wilson suffered shameful racist abuse at Old Firm matches. He answered back with this wonder goal, On This Day 1975

On this day in 1975, Celtic drew 2-2 with Rangers at Hampden in the Glasgow Cup final. The replay was never played!

Tickets for the match cost just £1 including VAT and the game attracted 70,000 fans due to the torrential rain, despite 82,000 tickets being sold.

Paul Wilson put Celtic ahead in 3 minutes after a dreadful error by Sandy Jardine. However, his second goal was outstanding as he beat three defenders before firing into the net.

Wilson’s goals meant he held the unique record of scoring in four cup finals at Hampden that season – Drybrough Cup, League Cup, Scottish Cup and Glasgow Cup. Paul Wilson always seemed to raise his game when playing against Rangers, perhaps that was something to do with the sickening racist abuse that he was subjected to in these Old Firm matches.  

The best way to shut them up was to put the ball in the back of the net and Paul Wilson always seemed to save his best performances in a Celtic jersey for games against Rangers.

The Celtic team was Latchford, McGrain, Lynch, McCluskey, MacDonald, Brogan, Hood, Murray, Dalglish, Lennox, Wilson. The replay was set for 2 August but strangely never went ahead.

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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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