Another occasion that makes you proud to be a Celt.
What a brilliant night ! A massive crowd with a party atmosphere and the return of some Celtic greats.
John Kennedy's testimonial had been postponed a couple of times but it was certainly worth the wait. The big man kindly donated his testimonial money to Oxfam which say's a lot about the kind of person he is. The charity which is raising awareness and money for the awful famine unfolding in East Africa also benefited from the club and the support. This is what Celtic is all about.
Surely there is no other club in the UK that has a support capable of turning a Charity Legends match into a fiesta of football and common good.
We were treated to the return of the Magnificent Seven along with Lubo, Big John Hartson, Chris Sutton, Alan Thompson, Johan Mjallby, Bobby Petta, Didier Agath, Tommy Boyd, Packie Bonner, Momo Sylia,Frank Mac and a wee Ginger guy playing in the number 18 shirt.
With Celtic starting with King Henrik and King Leonidas up front you just knew that we were in for some quality entertainment and we were not let down. Once again we were entertained by the peerless skills of Henrik and the comedy football skills of King Leonidas. 🙂
The first half just sort of bumped along nicely with nothing out of the ordinary for a charity bounce game Man Utd scored a couple of goals and Henrik gave the current Celtic team a master class on scoring from the spot.
I don't know what happened at the start of the second half whether the introduction of Lenny helped lift the spirits but the Celtic support just took this type of game to a new level. The noise level went up a few notches, the signing kicked in and all of a sudden you had the feeling that you were witnessing a very special occasion.
Henrik decided to show off and rattle a couple of belters in with Bobby Petta playing his best ever game for Celtic (apart from that famous CIS cup semi) firing in another two. Lubo like Henrik looked as if he could play against Dundee Utd at the weekend.
Another Royal Ralf Little was the star man for the celebs. Cracking football player who seemed to get on well with Lenny. Overall I think all the celebs and ex players along with a couple of lucky Celtic fans seemed to really enjoy the night and I'm sure they will always remember a fantastic night at Celtic Park.
Celtic Fans take a bow and believe John Hartson when he say's "They are the best fans in the world".
Pics from the game, Click for larger image