While We’re On The Subject

The reason I’m such a passionate Celtic FC supporter stems from a family trip to Scotland when I was 7.

See my Grandparents were from rural Ireland and my Grandad left for Scotland when he was 14 to look for work. And work he did, digging trenches and doing all the other back breaking stuff that the waves of Irish immigrants had open to them. He, like 99.999% of all the other Irish in Scotland, supported Celtic all his life.

So when I met him for the first time, he gave me a green jumper with an American Football print on it – nothing to do with the world game whatsoever – and said, “That’s green for Celtic.”

Makes perfect sense, no?

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