“The greatest ever Celt” – Loads of Celtic fans pay tribute to Billy McNeill

Celtic fans have taken to Twitter in their droves on Tuesday to give their heart-warming tributes to legendary club captain Billy McNeill after his death.

The sad news of the 79-year-old’s passing was Tweeted out by the Hoops’ official account and was met by floods of messages from grieving supporters.

McNeill, a defender by trade, both captained and managed at Parkhead and also made 30 appearances for the Scottish national team, bringing great success to the green and white side of Glasgow both as a player and as a gaffer.

He is best known for leading the “Lisbon Lions,” the famous Celtic side that lifted the European Cup in 1967 by beating Internazionale in Portugal, and will be sorely missed as a prominent figure at Neil Lennon’s men’s matches even up until today.

Tributes from members of the Hoops Army towards the nine-time Scottish league champion simply called him “the greatest”, an icon of football and “forever loved.”

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