Date: 23rd April 2019 at 7:46pm
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Rangers fans have been paying tribute to former Celtic captain and manager Billy McNeill all day, who has sadly passed away at the age of 79.

McNeill’s status in the Scottish game is almost beyond compare after a huge career in football not just at our great rivals Celtic but also as manager of clubs such as Aberdeen, Manchester City and Aston Villa.

He won a mammoth 31 trophies at the Hoops as a captain or manager, with his ultimate triumph obviously coming in 1967 when he became the first British man to lift the European Cup.

A great friend of legendary Rangers captain John Greig, he’s always stood as a figure who transcends rivalry and that’s never been more evident than today, with fans of all clubs lining up to pay their own personal tributes to the legend.

Rangers fans have been part of that after the club posted a classy tribute earlier today, responding on Twitter to share their sadness at his passing…

 

2 Replies to “‘A class act’, ‘Scottish football icon’ – Many Rangers fans pay heartfelt tribute to rival”

  • sad day for billys family, as aRangers fan always thought of him as a great leader for our big rivals,deserved respect from the whole of Scottish football family.There so called captain now should look back and see how a Celtic captain should conduct himself, i include Danny McGrain, Roy Aitken,Paul McStay allfoes but great ambassadors for Celtic F C R,I,P Billy

  • He transcended the rivalry, Scotland could do with him today. A great leader and a good man.

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