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Celtic fans on Twitter will never forget to honour John Thomson

Celtic fans on Twitter will never forget to honour John Thomson

Yesterday marked the 87th anniversary of the death of Celtic goalkeeper, John Thomson. The young goalkeeper was 22 when he tragically passed, following an accidental collision with Rangers player Sam English in an Old Firm derby.

The Hoops will never forget their former shot-stopper. He managed to make an incredible 211 appearances for Celtic in his four years there despite the fact he signed at the age of just 18. The Bhoys signed Thomson from Denbeath Star for a fee of just £10, although it would have been worth a lot more back then, and he went on to nail down his place in the Glasgow club’s first team, impressing everyone who came to watch him.

Tragically, he died doing what he loved and the Celtic fans still honour him to this day, even though it’s been well over 80 years since he passed. The Celtic fans could well be celebrating him as a legend of the club had he not been taken so early after that game against Rangers. He was well set to go on and become a Celtic and Scotland legend, having played four times for his country and looking very comfortable whenever he took to the pitch.

You can read the Celtic fans’ messages for Thomson here:

The fans will never forget the brave young goalkeeper and they’ll continue to pay their respects every year on the 5th September.

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