Celtic will be joined by all 42 senior clubs in Scotland this weekend to celebrate club legend Billy McNeill’s passing by participating in a one minute applause.
As we all know its been a sad day not just for Scottish football but the football world in general as Billy was not just part of the first Scottish team to win the European Cup but the first team in British football to win it and that is a phenomenal achievement which is recognised all over the world.
The McNeill Family said: “We do not believe football stadiums were ever built to be to be silent. Our father would not have wanted that. They should be places of noise, passion and enjoyment.”
Statements from both Rangers and Aberdeen have said they will join in on Sunday before their match to help us all remember Billy and what he has helped to do for Scottish football.
Close friend John Greig with a few Rangers directors laid a wreath outside Celtic Park during the week and Aberdeen will be keen to remember their former boss.
Some clubs from England have already released statements online offering condolences to the McNeill family and the Celtic support but we expect that the majority of them will join in at the weekend and help us Celebrate Billy’s fantastic career both as a player and manager.