On the occasion of what would have been his 63rd birthday, Celtic posted a tribute to the late Tommy Burns on their official website yesterday, with the occasion also marked by their official Twitter channel @CelticFC.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 16, 2019
Born on December 16, 1956, the ex-Celtic midfielder spent 14 years of his playing career at the club, for whom he made 503 appearances. [via celticfc.net]
He returned to the club as manager in 1994, six years after his playing career at Parkhead ended, and led Celtic to a Scottish Cup triumph a year later. [via celticfc.net]
The club’s chief executive Peter Lawwell was among those who paid tribute to Burns by saying: “If you define a Celtic man, it would certainly be Tommy Burns. He was a wonderful human being.” [via BBC]
These Hoops fans on Twitter also showed their respects towards the late Celtic stalwart on what would have been his 63rd birthday:
If you ever wanted the definition of a true Celtic legend. Him. 🍀
— Murray (@DMMacdonald96) December 16, 2019
— Clarabellabooo (@Clarabellabooo1) December 16, 2019
The word legend is often misused these days but Tommy was a Celtic legend. His legacy in terms of the youth setup at Celtic is there today for all to see. A player, a family man and a gentleman.
— Malches67 (@malches67) December 16, 2019
A better man than I. Wonderful human being. Sadly missed.
— FestiveHoopsCFC (@Pat_Cattigan) December 16, 2019
TB to me one of rhe Celtic greats. Always one of my fave players. A Celtic man who loved our club. I will never forget his testimonial when he ran over to the jungle where we were and celebrated as if he scored a goal because the place was jammed. His love for the fans. GBNF 🇳🇬
— Geffro (@Geffro1) December 16, 2019
Tommy watching down on the club now would be v proud! I just hope the club remember him permanently at Lennoxtown 🍀💚
— Alan White (@alanwhite1888) December 16, 2019
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