The fences at Celtic Park have been used to protest the board in recent times but tonight, it’s been used to commemorate the Ibrox disaster and pray for the Rangers fans who sadly lost their lives back in 1971.

The Glasgow Derby will take place on Saturday, 50 years to the day the tragic event took place in Glasgow.

Jimmy Johnstone put Celtic one nil up in the game before a late equaliser by Colon Stein made it honours even on the day. As the fans were filtering out, something happened at stairway thirteen which caused a chain reaction. 66 people died and over 200 people were injured.

The picture of Jock Stein helping victims on the pitch and getting them to safety has always been a powerful image.

Celtic fans wanted to mark the upcoming anniversary by putting the banner up outside Celtic Park as a mark of respect.

Rivalry between football fans should only go so far. The human tragedy of that day is something which should never be forgotten. Nobody should go to football game and not return home.

May they rest in peace.


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