Old Firm Favourites: Celtic and Rangers legends lineup once again

Legends from both sides of Glasgow came together for a great cause in the latest instalment of the Fitba Greats series.

Matthew Crist

The Celtic Greats took on their opponents from the Blue half of Glasgow last weekend with our very own Brian McClair pulling on the famous green and white hoops once more for the Fitba Greats match in Fife.

The regular meetings between the two great rivals don’t just allow fans the opportunity to play with their heroes, it’s also a great chance to highlight some fabulous work carried out in the community with those attending asked to contribute to Food Drive in aid of local foodbanks.

“Supporting this game of football is one of the things that is thoroughly enjoyable about being involved,” Brian McClair told Kevin Graham from ACSOM after the match in Oakley.

“It’s an appalling situation that in a civilized country like Scotland people are having to use food banks. If we can take part in an event like today and help people maintain a little dignity while feeding themselves and their families, it’s a credit to everyone who has been here.”

Lining up in the green-and-white hoops alongside ex-Celts is every Celtic fan’s dream and The Celtic Greats make those dreams come true thanks to their regular encounters with The Rangers Greats.

Manager Frank McGarvey was able to call on the likes of Brian McClair, Simon Donnelly, Rudi Vata and Bobby Petta while actor Simon Weir (above) also ran out for the Hoops.

Meanwhile, Derek Johnstone’s Rangers squad includes greats such as; Charlie Miller, Alex Rae and Derek Ferguson to name just a few.

These charity matches have gone from strength-to-strength over the last few years, and, with the support of FansBet, A Celtic State Of Mind have been able to become official shirt sponsors of The Celtic Greats.

A strong Rangers side eventually ran out convincing winners on Sunday but the result was insignificant on a day which was all about supporting local causes and enabling supporters to meet their heroes.

See what FansBet ambassador Brian McClair had to say about the event when he spoke to Kevin Graham from A Celtic State Of Mind in the video below.


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