‘We Should Frame That Hat Or Put It In The Cabinet Next To The League We Won That Day’, Dembele On PC Lustig

The official Celtic Twitter account posted a link to an article on the club’s website yesterday. The article in question relived the story of Mikael Lustig’s derby day celebration when he grabbed a policeman’s hat as James Forrest wheeled away after putting Celtic three ahead.

On 29 April 2018, Celtic beat the Rangers 5-0. The victory secured the league title in front of a packed Celtic Park. However, the moment everyone remembers was when James Forrest scored a wonderful goal at the end of the first half to give the Hoops a 3-0 advantage. In the mayhem, Lustig borrowed a policeman’s hat and wore it with his teammates.

Talking to the Celtic View, Lustig said: “To be honest, I feel a little bit bad about it. James has just scored his first goal against Rangers, he’s obviously over the moon, and the focus is suddenly shifted to me wearing a policeman’s hat. It should be all about him, but after the game I think they talked more about me and my celebration than about him and his great goal!”

The Swede did go on to defend himself with an explanation: “Let me also say this – I think it speaks volumes for James and the quality of the goal that it made me act in this way. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! Joking aside, James was one of my closest friends when I was in Glasgow. He still is from afar, so to see him score that goal in that moment made me behave a little crazier than I might normally have.”

Today, former Celt, Moussa Dembele retweeted the link, describing the scene as a derby day classic. The Frenchman went on to jokingly say that it was one of the best celebrations he has seen and that Celtic should frame the hat or put it in the club’s cabinet next to the League that was won that day!

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up on the English south coast with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. 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 previously sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are now available on Amazon.

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