Death to Taxes

By Graham Wilson. Beyond the Waves.

After the final whistle this past Sunday, and the scoreline was revealed, the first image I had in my mind was a scene of a laughing Peter Lawwell, after he made a joke at the expense of Them. He said, “well last night we had a 29 million offer for Hooper, from an unknown agent, from an unknown club from another universe.” This comment prompted laughter from some of the media in attendance as well as himself. He seemed to have loved how sharp witted he was in the moment and had a deep appreciation for his delivery. But in that moment, in the Philadelphia late summer sun after we were gubbed by Them 4-2, it hit me as to why he let out an uncontrollable belly laugh. He was laughing at all of us, the Celtic support.