Celtic have paid a two-word tribute to club legend John Hughes, who sadly died last week at the age of 79. The Hoops wore black armbands during the weekend’s game against Ross County, and the club posted a Tweet following the game with the words ‘For Yogi’ and a photo of the black armband.
Twitter: For Yogi
#ROSCEL | #cinchPrem | #COYBIG https://t.co/r9SS3ianZx (@CelticFC)
The Hoops have also changed the bio aspect of their Twitter account to the words ‘For Yogi’ as a salute to a great player.
Celtic fans will have the opportunity to pay a tribute to ‘Yogi’ in the Hoops’ next league game at Celtic Park, which will be on the 21st of August against Hearts. That match should see a host of tributes to a Celtic legend.
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It was no surprise to see Celtic pay tribute to John Hughes, and he would have been proud of some of the Hoops’ performances in the win over Ross County, especially Jota’s performance, as he contributed assists to the three goals that the Hoops scored on the day.
He also would surely have appreciated the excellent goals scored by Kyogo and Liel Abada, which showcased both great teamwork and individual brilliance.
It is just a pity that Celtic fans need to wait another two weeks to pay tribute to a club legend, but the match against Hearts can be a celebration of a player who was part of Celtic’s great ever squad of players, the Lisbon Lions.
Celtic have always been a club that has celebrated their history, and there is nothing wrong with that, as that is that football clubs should do, especially when the club is as successful as Celtic have been for more than 100 years.
That is why when the club get the chance to play tribute in full to John Hughes, it should be an occasion that will live long in the memory of those who attend Celtic Park to see the Hoops in action.
You have to think the tributes to Hughes will continue to when Celtic travel to Rugby Park to face Kilmarnock this weekend, perhaps with the players wearing black armbands once again. Hopefully Celtic will once more turn in an attacking display of excellent football that Hughes would be proud of.