CELTIC supporters formed a long and orderly queue to gain access to the Celtic Superstore prior to today’s final league match of the club’s 4IAR season. The till were ringing up sale after sale of the new Celtic strip for the 5IAR season with New Balance and Magners Irish Cider both adding to the feel good factor around Paradise this afternoon.
Magners organised their now customary Championship winning g flypast to celebrate 4IAR and even another Inverness “anyone can save” incident missed by the referee couldn’t dampen the delight inside a windy Celtic Park.
Beachballs were on the park, to the annoyance it seemed to the referee only and the Kano Foundation had the best flag of the afternoon just behind the goal at the Lisbon Lions end of the ground.
The Green Brigade were wonderful. CQN’s own Hamiltontim stood outside the superstore pre-match ensuring everyone signed the petition against the repressive Offensive Behavior Act as the Foundation volunteers respectfully sold the Ronny badges for a couple of quid.
Some players were saying their goodbyes most notably young player of the year Jason Denayer who has had an outstanding season at Celtic. You get the feeling we will miss him and he will miss us. John Guidetti walked around a little detached from the celebrations as the likes of Efe Ambrose, Kris Commons and his family and Emilio Izaguirre lapped up the occasion and the joy of playing for this grand old team. It ‘s a pity that John didn’t really get it: it’s his loss.
Celtic built the stage at the final whistle for the celebrations and brought out two huge Champions banners, cunningly undated. It’s as if the club plan to use them again and again.
Geo, CQN’s photographer sat behind the opposition goal throughout the match, as he has done all season. At full-time and in its aftermath of joy he captured – as usual – some brilliant Celtic images for us to enjoy. Here they are for you to enjoy…more to follow in the new look end of season edition of CQN Magazine out very soon!