Celtic fans were singing the praises of John Collins after a post by a supporter remembering the midfielder’s time at the club.
The tweet by a supporter lauded the former Scotland international for turning down Graeme Souness’ Rangers and opting to join the Hoops despite the fact the Ibrox outfit offered three times the wages. He enjoyed a glittering career with the Celtic Park giants, appearing in more than 225 games and scoring 48 times for the Glasgow outfit over a six-year spell (via The Celtic Wiki).
One fan called him ‘magic’.
Magic he was – him McStay, Tom Boyd carried us with little quality around them for years! Strong argument that he gets in every Celtic side since imo
— John McConnell (@JohnMcC28171320) March 16, 2020
During his time with the club, he won just one trophy, the Scottish Cup during the 1994/1995 campaign. He has been lavished with praise by some Celtic figures with Ronny Delia claiming the 52-year-old knows ‘what’s best for Scottish football’. Supporters were left lauding the ex-player as they took to Twitter to react to the post talking about him. Here are a selection of tweets:
Legend. Carried Celtic and Scotland on his shoulders for years.
— Antony Murray 🇪🇺🏴🇸🇰 (@AntonyMurray25) March 16, 2020
I liked him very much. Good looking lad too. Wasn’t he one of the first British players involved in a Bosman?
— 1970s Football/Cricket/RL (@1970sFootball) March 16, 2020
Fantastic player and a bad miss when he left.Might have stopped their 9 in a row if he had stayed.
— Mark Nicholas (@joydivision61_h) March 16, 2020
He was a really classy footballer.
— Solar Cultures (@SolarCultures) March 16, 2020
A fantastic player as well he was,first season back at Celtic park his hat-trick v hearts 👌🏼
— Demba baasaaaaa (@Hossack1603) March 16, 2020
What a player, overshadowed because of the Maestro and my memory he won many a game on his own , did here he neither had or was respected by certain legends at the club J.Clark had major bust up with him
— daniel cummings (@dannycummings67) March 16, 2020
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